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High Quality Teacher Training

We offer practical, hands-on teacher training programmes taught by highly experienced, practising teachers

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South Cumbria School Direct is based at Furness Academy, Barrow-in-Furness and works in close collaboration with the Ripley TSA SCITT in Lancaster.

We offer 12 month Primary and Secondary programmes which give you PGCE and recommendation for QTS. The PGCE includes 60 credits at Master’s level.

As a trainee teacher on the South Cumbria School Direct Programmes you will spend a much greater proportion of time in school than you would on a traditional PGCE programme and the curriculum will be delivered by school expert practitioners working across our partnership. This will facilitate much stronger links between theory and practice, enabling you to apply pedagogical knowledge in the classroom and reflect upon it more immediately.

Why You Should Train With Us

Our programmes allow you to learn on the job as you work towards your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation. We offer practical, hands-on teacher training programmes taught by highly experienced, practising teachers and senior and specialist leaders of education.

INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE

Work with high quality mentors and experienced professional teachers

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Our training programme is highly valued and recommended by our trainees and the schools we work with

TAILORED PROGRAMMES

A modern, relevant curriculum delivered by expert practitioners across our partner schools

EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE

Excellent pastoral care and personal tutoring

GAIN PGCE WITH QTS

We will give you the skills and experience required to become a highly effective, fully qualified teacher

GOOD & OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS

Placements and training in real school contexts – offering varied and contrasting experiences

EXCELLENT EMPLOYMENT RATE

Our students are highly successful in securing teaching posts