School Direct

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If you are keen to become a teacher and work with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, then train to teach on our School Direct programme.

Chadsgrove Training School offers an exceptional opportunity to qualify as a Primary teacher, but with additional enhanced skills to effectively teach pupils with SEND in both mainstream and specialist settings, through our School Direct programme.

The Chadsgrove/University of Birmingham Primary (SEND) course is recognised as a programme of national excellence.

The course integrates whole day sessions at the university (which involve a blend of lectures, subject workshops, seminars, tutorials or group-working sessions) with school-based training and teaching experience in both mainstream primary school and special school settings, enabling you to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with expertise in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Our one year School Direct teacher training programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This incorporates 60 Masters level credits which may be used toward a Masters degree. Students are eligible for a loan to contribute towards the cost of tuition fees (subject to the Student Loan Company’s criteria). Click here for information on student loans.


On completion of the course, all of our previous students have gained immediate employment. Hear from one of our previous trainees here.

The application process for the 2022-2023 training is now open at Apply for Teacher training