School Direct FAQ
The School Direct course is a 1 year full-time, route into teaching. The majority of time on our PGCE courses is spent on placement in our alliance schools. In addition, there are a number of training days which may take place in our Preston based Training Centre, in alliance schools or at the Lancaster Campus of the University of Cumbria. The links below will answer other enquiries.
Why train to teach through School Direct
What is school-led teacher training?
What are the entry requirements?
What places are available with the CTA (North)?
What about the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests for teachers?
What is the School Experience Programme?
What about the cost of training?
Are there any bursaries available for my subject?
Bursaries have been published for 2018-19 courses
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
Apply via UCAS - search for the Catholic Teaching Alliance (North) in the UCAS search engine
Apply now for courses starting in September 2018