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Train to Teach - School Direct

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led route for teacher training, within the Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance in partnership with LJMU which offers practical, hands-on training; the course has very high rates of employment and trainee satisfaction. Upon completion of the course you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS.

Why Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance?

As an Alliance it is our mission to provide high quality, school based initial teacher training. We know our provision ensures trainees feel fully prepared for life in the classroom and a career in teaching.

Trainee Teachers will have the benefit of working with a strong alliance of schools during their training year. Our Partner school cover a wide geographical area across the whole of Cheshire and South Wirral, together with providing the opportunity to train in a variety of school settings.

We are holding an Information Evening here at Queen's Park High School on Thursday 23rd November 2017 from 4pm-6pm. If you would like to find out more about the course, teaching and the opportunities open to you as a trainee teacher , please come along and talk to us.


Here are what our Associate Teachers had to say about their experience last year:

‘The support has been absolutely excellent’

‘You are constantly encouraged by the support around you’

‘You are treated like a full-time member of staff’

‘Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience – the perfect route if you want to become a teacher’



How do I apply?

Applications to School Direct are made through UCAS. 

The application window for a 2018 start opens on Thursday 26th October 2017.
Please click the following link to the UCAS Teacher Training search tool and under Training Provider enter Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance (School Direct) where you will find all our courses listed. 

UCAS Teacher Training

Further information can be found on our website at Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance