Outstanding teaching delivers outstanding outcomes. At Star, we understand what outstanding teaching looks like and how to help teachers get there whatever their starting point. Our partnership of schools enjoy Ofsted Outstanding recognition, excellent results and some of the highest attendance rates in the country.

Harnessing this experience, we have developed Star Teachers; a school centred Initial Teacher Training programme that offers:

  • Personalisation and progression
  • Immersion in good and outstanding schools
  • World class people
  • Strong subject knowledge
  • A focus on teaching character
  • Opportunity for real, paid work experience
  • Career pathway planning

Star Teachers is a 12 month programme that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the optional award of PGCert level provided by Manchester Metropolitan University. You can specialise in Primary or a specific subject at Secondary level.  Our blended learning approach combines in-school experience, centre-based training and on-line tuition.  We also work with and equip trainees with the skills to work in an array of schools, including those in challenging circumstances. These experiences will ensure that you can teach high quality lessons and positively engage with pupils through their academic work as well as their pastoral experiences.

Browse through our Star Teachers sections to learn more about our unique offer.


Programme Star Teachers
Duration 12 months
Entry requirements First degree in relevant subject typically of 2.2 classification from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification.
How to apply Applications are made via UCAS
Contact teach@starinstitute.org.uk
Non Salaried Route Star Teachers Route: QTS, £8100, QTS plus optional PGCert £9250