Teacher Training FAQ
The School Direct train to teach course is a 1 year full-time, route into teaching delivered in partnership with the University of Cumbria. The majority of time on our PGCE courses is spent on placement in our alliance schools.
You can choose to train to be a teacher with the Catholic Teaching Alliance (North) by age range and/or location:
Why train to teach through School Direct
What are the entry requirements?
What places are available with the CTA (North)?
What about the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests for teachers?
For courses starting in 2020, candidates will no longer need to pass professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before beginning teacher training.
What is the School Experience Programme?
What about the cost of training?
Are there any bursaries available for my subject?
Will there be an interview?
How do I apply for Initial Teacher training with the CTA (North)?
What happens after I have sent in my application?
Where do I find out more about School Direct with the CTA (North)?
New: Watch our video for an introduction to School Direct training with the Catholic Teaching
You can apply for courses starting in September 2020 from 8 October 2019
Apply via UCAS - you will need our provider code - 1GB and a course code - find your course code here