into teaching

With KMT you have 2 main routes into teaching, School Direct Non-salaried and School Direct Salaried.

Both of them involve closely training in one school (your Home School) and gaining teaching experience in a contrasting/alternative setting.

School Direct Route


  • Cost – £7,495
  • Duration – 1 year
  • Funding – Some subjects give you access to a bursary Maths, Computing Chemistry, Biology, Physics, MFL, Classics, DT and Geography) – Student Loans are available through Student Finance England, click here for more information.


  • Cost – £7,495
  • Duration – 1 year
  • If you already have teaching experience or you worked 3 years after gaining your degree, you can be employed by a school as an unqualified teacher and receive full training at the same time.

The Professional
Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Regardless the route you are choosing, you have the opportunity to study for a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Leeds Beckett University. This is a Level 7 qualifications with 60 Masters credits. This is a distance learning course that can be done alongside your training with KMT, or in your ECT1 or ECT2 year.

Assessment Only Route

The Assessment Only (AO) route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all the Teaching Standards, without the need for any further training.

You’ll need to present detailed evidence of your teaching and be assessed in school. The whole process takes under 12 weeks, often without leaving your current school.

Find out more here