Welcome to the Catholic Teaching Alliance (North)
New, applications are being accepted for primary teacher training with the Catholic Teaching Alliance in East Lancashire (based in Burnley) for a 2023 start date
For every level of teacher training, Early Primary, Primary, Secondary or Secondary with post 16, look no further than the Catholic Teaching Alliance. There are 5 teacher training hubs across Lancashire.
The Preston based Catholic Teaching Alliance (CTA) is a partnership of over 60 Catholic primary and secondary schools and post-16 colleges with a shared vision and commitment to providing first class Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
Early Primary (3-7 yrs) PGCE with QTS course - in Preston and East Lancashire
General Primary (5-11 yrs) PGCE with QTS course - in Preston and East Lancashire
Secondary (11-16 yrs) PGCE with QTS courses - in Preston and Blackburn
Post 16 (14-19 yrs) PGCE with QTS courses - in Preston
The Catholic Teaching Alliance is committed to working collaboratively with all of our partners in order to achieve our vision and to build a reputation as an outstanding provider.
The schools that support the School Direct programme share our vision and commitment. In addition to equipping trainees with the skills and knowledge required to teach their subject, we aim to provide them with the opportunity to appreciate the distinct nature of working as part of a Catholic community.
Another successful year for the Catholic Teaching Alliance teacher training programmes
The way to apply for postgraduate teacher training in England has changed. Use Apply for teacher training, a new GOV.UK service from
11 October 2022
Second placements are about to start - preparations are now underway for our trainee teachers
The lead School in the partnership is Our Lady’s Catholic High School at Fulwood, Preston. Click here to see all members of the partnership.