School Direct - Inspiring teachers to put Students First

The Outwood Institute of Education has been at the forefront of teacher training for over 10 years and we are proud to offer, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, a School Direct programme which provides graduates with a PGCE and QTS.

  • Do you want a fulfilling career where you can make a profound difference?
  • Do you have a passion for learning and inspiring others?
  • Do you want to join a supportive profession with opportunities for progression?
  • Do you love working with children?

Are you inspired to become a teacher? If so, you are in the right place!

100% of School Direct trainees recommend us!
100% gain QTS with PGCE!
The vast majority of our trainees graded ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ at the end of their course!

Recruitment will begin in October 2016 for our 2017/18 programme – all applications must be submitted via UCAS. We are offering places in the following subjects:

Art and Design – 5 places
Biology – 10 places
Chemistry – 15 places
Computer Science – 10 places
Design and Technology – 5 places
Drama – 2 places
English – 20 places
Geography – 15 places
History – 4 places
Mathematics – 20 places
Modern Languages – 10 places
Music – 5 places
Physical Education – 2 places – we have closed recruitment for this subject, due to the high number of applications already received. If you would like to apply for Physical Education, please email, and we will inform you if this subject re-opens.
Physics – 15 places
Primary and/or Primary PE Specialist – 15 places in total

How do I apply?

Applications for September 2017 will open on 18 October 2016.

Applications must be made through the UCAS website

We look forward to receiving your application!

We hold information events throughout the year and these offer the chance to find out more about our School Direct programme and speak to current School Direct student teachers.

Please contact us at to book a place on any of the events, or click here to complete our enquiry and booking form.

The information events will take place at the OIE Conference Centre, Adwick, DN6 7EQ.

Saturday 25th March 20179:30am – 11:00am
Thursday 27th April 20176:00pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday 24th May 20171:00pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday 21st June 20171:00pm – 3:00pm

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How do I find out more?

If you have any further questions, then please get in touch:

Complete our enquiry form.

Telephone: 01302 720787


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