School Direct Training Programme (Salaried) is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates normally with at least three years’ work experience. You will earn a salary while you train.  We offer this route through our partnership with Liverpool John Moores University and it includes a PGCE Award as well as Qualified Teacher Status. Applications are made via UCAS Teacher Training.

Your application needs to be supported by a school that is prepared to employ you for the duration of the programme.

Training Programme Code 33MS

If you decide to apply for the School Direct Training Programme (salaried) route, you will take part in a twelve month employment-based programme and earn a salary while you train. Further information is available here:

The programme begins with required attendance at an Induction week late in August 2019.  This will be held at LJMU’s IM Marsh Campus in Aigburth.

You will need the support of an employing school which, if your application is successful, will become one of Matthew Arnold’s partner schools for the duration of the programme. Training takes place within a Trainee’s employing school. In addition, you will participate in Friday training sessions at LJMU and in Matthew Arnold’s training Centre at which attendance is required and for which you will be released from your employing school.  You will also spend a minimum of two weeks in an alternative setting/school in order to widen your training experience.

To qualify to apply for a place on the School Direct Training Programme (Salaried) with MAITT and LJMU a candidate must at the time of application:

  • Have not previously failed a QTS programme.
  • Hold GCSE Grade C or above, or an equivalency test awarded by a recognised Higher Education Institution, in Mathematics, English and Science.
  • Hold a Degree at 2:2 or above, or anticipate the award of a degree at a minimum level of 2:2 and in a relevant subject prior to the start of the programme.
  • Be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK as teacher for the duration of their programme.
  • Normally have a minimum of 3 years career experience (not necessarily in teaching).
  • Have demonstrable experience of working with children/young people in a classroom environment across the appropriate age and ability range.