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School Direct @Exeter route trainees attend the taught Masters level PGCE programme delivered by the university during the Autumn term, attending taught sessions alongside the Exeter Partnership PGCE trainees.

You are registered with the university and are eligible for student loans and training bursaries (eligible subjects only).

You are based in school in September before the taught course starts, and in periods of university non-contact time during the autumn term. You spend your time during the spring and summer terms in either your main home school placement or in your second placement school.  These placements are arranged by your lead school.

You also attend 5 individual seminar days at the university during the spring and summer terms.

You will be allocated a University Visiting Tutor (UVT) who will visit you once in the spring term and once in the summer term. The purpose of these visits is to monitor and support your progress, support school-based staff and monitor school provision.

You will also be allocated a University Personal Tutor (this is usually the same person as your UVT) who is responsible for monitoring your overall progress while you are registered at the University, including academic work and any pastoral support you may need.

School Direct (distance) fee-paying route trainees are based entirely in schools for the academic year (except for one induction event led by University staff in early september).

You are registered with the university and are eligible for student loans and training bursaries (eligible subjects only).

The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules, plus other online tools.

You are based in one school for the majority of your training but have a second school placement of at least 6 weeks.  Both placements are arranged by your lead school.

You will be allocated a University Visiting Tutor (UVT) who will visit you once in the autumn term, once in the spring term and once again in the summer term. The purpose of these visits is to monitor and support your progress, support school-based staff and monitor school provision.  They will also spend tutorial time with you discussing the online course and your assignment progress.

You will also be allocated a University Personal Tutor (this is usually the same person as your UVT) who is responsible for monitoring your overall progress while you are registered at the University, including academic work and any pastoral support you may need.

School Direct (distance) salaried route trainees are employed by a school as an unqualified teacher and are based entirely in schools for the academic year (except for one induction event led by University staff in early september).

You are registered with the university but are not eligible for training bursaries and student loans and do not pay tuition fees.

The Masters modules are delivered by distance learning, through two online 30-credit modules, plus other online tools.

You are based in one school for the majority of your training but have a second school placement of at least 6 weeks.  Both placements are arranged by your lead school.

You will be allocated a University Visiting Tutor (UVT) who will visit you once in the autumn term, once in the spring term and once again in the summer term. The purpose of these visits is to monitor and support your progress, support school-based staff and monitor school provision.  They will also spend tutorial time with you discussing the online course and your assignment progress.

You will also be allocated a University Personal Tutor (this is usually the same person as your UVT) who is responsible for monitoring your overall progress while you are registered at the University, including academic work and any pastoral support you may need.

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