At St Mary’s College we have exciting opportunities for you to train to become a qualified teacher in partnership with Hull SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training).  St Mary’s College has a long and successful record of providing outstanding teacher training and support. We have been involved with ‘School Direct’ training since its launch in 2012 and all of our trainees from previous cohorts have been successful at finding employment in schools in the region and many are now working as teachers at St Mary’s College or in our partner schools.

So what is School Direct? It is a 100% school based route that incorporates the best elements of university and employment-based routes and leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option of the PGCE (Masters Level) qualification.


These places are available for 2019-20, accredited with QTS through Hull SCITT:  

Primary:  Early Years (3-7), Primary (5-11)

Secondary:  Biology, Chemistry, Computing, D&T, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French, Spanish), Music, Music with Specialist Instrumental Teaching, Physics, Physical Education, and Religious Education.


Each week you will attend Professional Studies in our SCITT training room.  This programme covers essential aspects of generic pedagogy and education issues.  Each week you will also have a mentor hour with a subject specialist as well as receiving other guidance and support from your host teachers and departmental colleagues.  There is also a Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy (SKAP) programme that runs throughout the year to ensure that you gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver and assess your subject across the 11-16 age range.  

The course also includes two school placements, Hull SCITT tutor visits and support, Hull University tuition and support for PGCE assignments, TEEP training and visits to primary and special schools. 

All school-based training uses practical scenarios and provides a range of teaching tools for the classroom. We believe in a gradual and supportive introduction to teaching and so the expectation for teaching hours increases in a phased and planned way as the year progresses. 


Visit our School Direct website for more details: or contact Kerry Kirby on 01482 808807 or

You can search for courses using the Department for Education’s Get into Teaching website -  This site includes a search facility for teacher training courses – just search for ‘St Mary’s College’ to find our courses.  Make a note of the course code so you can use it to apply via UCAS.

You have to apply via UCAS - .  Again, you just need to search for ‘St Mary’s College Hull’ or our provider code which is 1RU