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The New Horizons Training Partnership works with Kent and Medway Training (KMT) to provide outstanding school-led teacher training. We welcome applications for primary and secondary in all subjects. Successful trainees will be accredited with Qualified Teacher Status and will be able to work in the UK as qualified teachers. We offer the opportunity to complete a PGCE top up qualification in partnership with the University of Brighton (fees apply). The closeness of our partnership means we are able to fast track highly motivated and skilled trainees along a leadership pathway. If you are ambitious, dedicated and have a passion for helping students to learn, train with the New Horizons Training Partnership.

Please apply directly via the UCAS teaching training pages for New Horizons Training Partnership

For information about eligibility please see the Department for Education website –

If you’re considering returning to teaching, or you’re qualified to teach but have never taught in a school, the transition may be easier than you expect. If interested follow this link and complete the application form.

Salaried route

Salaries vary according to subject and will be discussed during interview. Schools will pay your tuition fees of £6950 to Kent and Medway Training.

Unsalaried route

You are responsible for your own fees of £6950 but will receive the below as an untaxed bursary. Student finance is also available depending upon eligibility.

How unsalaried funding works

Subject Scholarships Bursaries
Trainee with 1st, 2:1, 2:2, PhD or Master’s
Maths1  £22,000  £20,000
Physics  £28,000  £26,000
Chemistry  £28,000  £26,000
Languages  £28,000  £26,000
Computing  £28,000  £26,000
Geography  £28,000  £26,000
Biology  £26,000
Classics  £26,000

1 An additional top up is available, paid as two early-career payments of £5k each in your third and fifth year of teaching.

Subject Bursaries
Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Master’s 2:2
English  £15,000  £15,000  £15,000
D&T  £12,000  £9,000  £0
History, Music, RE  £9,000  £4,000  £0
Primary Maths  £6,000  £6,000  £6,000

Kent and Medway Training accredit all School Direct courses.

School Direct, salaried and unsalaried courses give you qualified teacher status. This means you can teach all UK schools as a fully qualified teacher. PGCE top up is also available, this can be of benefit if you are looking to work abroad.

UCAS_logo_RGB300To apply please visit the UCAS website and remember to add the reference code 1DX to your application. We have provided a brief step by step guide to assist you with the application process.

We aim to contact all applicants within 3 working days of receiving their application.