Initial Teacher Training

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We know that consistent high quality teaching leads to successful outcomes for children. We are proud of our long standing relationship with Kent and Medway Training and the excellent provision it offers to those embarking on a career in teaching.

KMT offer a number of routes to enter the profession and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Please view our ITT Brochure for further information


School Direct

Most trainees follow one of the School Direct routes to QTS.

The School Direct (tuition fee) programme allows you to learn on the job as your training is based in a KMT partner school that will support you as you work towards QTS.

The Salaries Programme is an employment- based route for graduates, typically with some experience of transferable work history. You’ll earn a salary while you train towards your QTS, you wont need to pay any tuition fees.


KMT can provide trainees with the opportunity to gain level 7 PGCE ( Post Graduate Certificate in Education) qualification. This is a distance learning PGCE, completed online and delivered and assessed by Leeds Beckett University.

Entry Requirements

The following are the qualifications you will  need in order to enroll on the Initial Teacher Training

  • O’ Level/GCSE A-C pass grade/new grade Level 4 – 9 in English & Mathematics (and Science for Primary applicants).
  • A degree classification of 2:2 or better is required however, KMT will consider 3rd Class degrees when supported by other strengths and circumstances. For Secondary courses this ideally needs to be in an area relevant to the subject in which you will be training. See note 2 below.
  • Other qualifications and personal experiences of working with young people, strengthen all applications considerably.

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Partner Schools

Central TGTSH Schools: East Kent Schools:
  • Astor College
  • Aylesham Primary School
  • Barton Court Grammar School
  • Barton Junior School
  • Blean Primary School
  • Brockhill Park Performing Arts College
  • Cliftonville Primary School
  • Dane Court Grammar School
  • Dover Christ Church Academy
  • Dover Girls Grammar School for Girls
  • Dover Grammar School for Boys
  • Ellington Infant School
  • Ferndearle School
  • Folkestone Academy
  • Folkestone Primary Academy
  • Goodwin Academy
  • Hampton Primary School
  • Hartsdown Academy
  • Herne Bay High School
  • Herne CE Infant and Nursery
  • Highworth Grammar School
  • Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre
  • Joy Lane Primary School
  • Kent College Canterbury
  • King Ethelbert School
  • Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School
  • Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School
  • Lyminge Primary School
  • Martello Primary School
  • Mersham Primary School
  • Morehall Primary School
  • Norton Knatchbull School
  • Palm Bay Primary School
  • Petham Primary School
  • Priory Fields Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
  • Royal Harbour Academy
  • Shatterlocks Junior School
  • Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School
  • St Alphege Infant School
  • St Anselm’s Catholic School
  • St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Crispin’s Infant School
  • St. Edmund’s Catholic School
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Lawrence College
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Michael’s CofE Primary School
  • St Richard Catholic Primary School
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
  • Stella Maris Catholic Primary School
  • Swalecliffe Primary School
  • Tenterden Infants
  • Tenterden Juniors
  • The Charles Dickens School
  • The Harvey Grammar School
  • Towers School and Sixth Form
  • Turner Free School
  • Ursuline College