The EduStaff guide to Premier Pathways

Premier Pathways

Premier Pathways is an innovative, two-year teacher training programme for graduates wanting a steady, salaried and comprehensive route into education. We know that two full years in a school will enable you to become a confident teacher, and coupled with our strong support network of tutors and mentors, you will emerge as an outstanding, capable practitioner.


Year 1 Pre-PGCE 

Year 2 PGCE and QTS with 60 Masters Credits



  • A paid route
  • High-quality training
  • Flexible
  • Popular and successful
  • Build your confidence
  • You set the pace



  • In-school support
  • The PP mentor
  • Portfolio tool
  • Regular reviews
  • Networking events
  • University support


Entry criteria

  • A good degree from a leading university
  • GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C
  • GCSE Science minimum grade C (Primary only)
  • Minimum 3 A-Levels


How to apply

Apply to a specific school vacancy on the Premier Pathways website. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a pre-registration questionnaire and attend an assessment day. The assessment day takes place at one of our regional offices and usually takes around 45 minutes, the day will include; vetting checks and personal consultation. 


If you are a talented graduate with a strong work ethic and ability to self-study, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look at our live vacancies here.


Thanks for reading,

The EduStaff Team

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