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Become a teacher with Harris Initial Teacher Education.

We offer outstanding Initial Teacher Education (ITE) to graduates and career changers interested in joining the teaching profession through our School Direct initial teacher training courses. The programme, which leads to QTS and a PGCE, also includes two Masters modules.

As a trainee teacher with us, you will have access to invaluable training, school and classroom experience to equip you with the knowledge, skills and expertise that you will need to become an excellent teacher.
The Harris Initial Teacher Education programme combines the best elements from a range of training routes. We want you to graduate from the course feeling supported, confident and well-prepared for teaching. As well as fantastic support throughout your NQT year, there will be extensive opportunities for developing your career in education.


There are two funding routes available for you on our School Direct courses: salaried and fee-funded.

Other routes into teaching with Harris ITE:

  • Future Teaching Scholars: Harris ITE supports the Future Teaching Scholars programme, an exciting, new and challenging route into teaching, designed for outstanding VI form students who plan to study a Maths- or Physics-related degree at university.
  • Researchers in Schools: This is a bespoke route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates, running over three years. Participants gain QTS in their first year and complete their NQT induction in their second, as well as delivering University Pathways. RIS participants benefit from an additional research day per week.
  • Assessment Only: If you are an experienced teacher with a degree who already meets the Teachers’ Standards and has considerable classroom experience, we can support you to achieve QTS without additional training through an Assessment Only route.