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 2017 for our 2018/19 programme

Recruitment for the School Direct Programme (September 2017 start) is now closed. If you are interested in applying for a September 2018 start, or require any further information, please email the OIE on

Applications for September 2018 will open in October 2017.

If you would like to register your interest for the programme and be informed when applications open, please email

Applications must be made through the UCAS website

We look forward to receiving your application!


What does our programme look like?

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Where will I be based?

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Am I eligible?

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Meet some of our trainees...



Primary PE Trainee

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English Trainee

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Teacher of English (Third in Department)

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