Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance
Taunton Teaching Alliance

Primary Teacher Training

The School Direct Primary Training Programme

The School Direct Primary Training Programme is open to all graduates, and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee, who may receive a bursary.

For more information please go to SCIL (Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning).

Please contact:

Julie Walker 
Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL)
Taunton Academy
Cheddon Road

Email: JLWalker@somerset.gov.uk

Telephone: 03001231967


Preferred candidate profile

Ideal candidates for School Direct are high-quality graduates who wish to be part of a school team from day one.

SCIL are able to offer you the option of gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development whilst you undertake your School Direct Programme.

Course Costs

School Direct Training Programme £8000/£9000*
*support funding may be available through Student Finance England

Schools interested in participating in School Direct should visit the Department for Education’s School Direct page for more information.

How to apply

Applications must be made via UCAS. If you would like more information about the Primary places available, please contact Nikki Blake (email: njblake@somerset.gov.uk), Administration Project Leader at SCIL.

Course codes

If you are applying for a Secondary or Primary place, please use either:

  • Provider: S31 (Somerset SCIL) Course code: 2C96
  • Provider: 232 (Heathfield Community School) Course code: 2MKC

Please rest assured it does not matter which of the two codes you use.  All applications will be considered against the same criteria by the School Direct Programme Manager.

How to apply

Click here to apply
(This link will take you to the UCAS webportal for PGCE applicants).