Choose to train to be a teacher of PE with the Catholic Teaching Alliance (North) by age range and/or location.
- Secondary level (11-16 yrs) courses are available based at either the main site in Preston or at our Blackburn hub.
- Secondary with post 16 (14-19 yrs) course is available at our Cardinal Newman hub in Preston
Select the correct location code for your chosen course.
NB, places are limited. However, additional places are available if you can also offer an *EBacc subject at grade C or above at A Level,
contact us directly as such applications are dealt with on a case by case basis.
- Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Sciences, Modern Languages.
In line with the ITT core content framework, our School Direct PGCE with QTS programme allows you to engage with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the PGCE award. The PGCE carries 60 credits at Masters Level which could later contribute towards a Master’s Degree in Education (180 credits). Our programme is run in partnership with the University of Cumbria. Alongside school based training, you will also undertake two 30-credit masters level modules, to gain a PGCE taught by University of Cumbria lecturers, who work closely with our school direct programme team, to ensure that theory and practice are closely entwined to really inform your teaching and give you a useful toolkit to take forward in your career.
In summary, your PGCE course will usually include
- 2 separate placements in contrasting schools/colleges
- 12 Pedagogy for Learning (PfL) days, an opportunity to specialise and enhance your subject knowledge and pedagogy. Usually at the University of Cumbria Lancaster Campus, they are spread over the year.
- A block of training days before the start of each placement and once a week during the first term, delivered by experienced professionals, the majority of whom are outstanding practitioners in our alliance schools and colleges.
- Two modules connected to the PGCE, assessed by the submission of four written assignments, spread throughout the year, on teaching and learning in your subject and wider educational issues.
Training days, other than PfL days, will be delivered either at your principal campus, or at alliance providers in that area. Following current guidelines, we are delivering a ‘blended approach’ to learning, which combines ‘face to face’ sessions with opportunities for remote learning.