Teacher Training

Leicester City Partnership

The Leicester City Partnership is delighted to announce that the National College for Teaching and Leadership have agreed that trainees can be recruited to complete their training through the School Direct route, in the following subject areas:

  • Mathematics
  • History
  • English
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a new way of training teachers which is school-led.  Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

The School Direct initial teacher training route combines one placement in each of two of the cluster schools, with University training and personalised input from the cluster schools. This is a non salaried route with fees of £9,000. There are bursaries available depending upon your chosen subject and the classification of your degree. 

For more information about bursaries and funding, including applying for a student loan, go to:

More information about how to apply for a place is available on the UCASTT website.

Why train with the Leicester City Partnership?

The schools in the partnership are Babington Academy, Crown Hills Community College, Moat Community College, The City of Leicester College and Welland Park Academy.

We have many successful years experience in providing training for teachers and are highly regarded by local Higher Education Institutions who recognise our school as providing a very supportive but challenging placement for trainees.

To find out more about the other schools in the partnership, go to:

The City of Leicester College

Crown Hills Community College

Moat Community College

Welland Park Academy

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are different for each programme, and are detailed on the UCASTT website.

You are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting your teacher training.

For more information about the skills tests, please go to:

You must also have gained some non-academic experience before applying to enter teaching training, to ensure that you are choosing the right career for you. You should have at least two weeks’ classroom experience, and you will be asked to talk about this experience in your interview.

You will need to declare any criminal convictions and complete the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance before entering the profession.  This will be completed through the training provider, Leicester University.  Please contact us if you need to discuss your circumstances with us. 

For more general information about teacher training go to:

For more information about School Direct go to:

For more information about subject knowledge enhancement courses please go to: