Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

The School Direct programme is for graduates and career changers who have a degree and want to train to become teachers. Here at Ambitions Training School, we offer initial teacher training (ITT) in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset through this programme and successful completion will lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and PGCE.

The trainee teacher will have access to invaluable school and classroom experience that will equip them with the knowledge, skills and experience that they will need to become an excellent class teacher.

The training programme adopts a school-based approach. The trainee teacher will have a one-year placement at one of our Academies, a six week placement in an alternative setting and the opportunity to have immersion days at other schools within the alliance. This will enable them to experience a range of aspects of school life, and they will learn to teach with expert classroom practitioners.

Our higher education partner is The University of Winchester:

The University of Winchester – Teacher Development

You will be able to search for courses via the DfE website: from 6th October 2020.  Information about teacher training including funding can be found on

All applications are made via UCAS which opens for applications for 2021/2022 intake on 13th October 2020. 

For further information about School Direct programmes starting in September 2021 please email Jane Taylor at j[email protected] or call 01202 526079.