Whilst we appreciate we are living in unprecedented times, we need new teachers more than ever.
Recruitment to the Catholic Teaching Alliance for September 2020 is ongoing. We are 'Open for Business' and are recruiting as normal.
There are 2 primary courses available:
- General Primary (5-11 years) based at the Main Site Preston.
- Early Primary (3-7 years) based at the CTA Preston Hub
Select the correct location for your chosen course.
When you train with the Catholic Teaching Alliance you will gain a PGCE with QTS. Our programme is run in an academic partnership with the University of Cumbria. Alongside school based training, you will also undertake two 30-credit masters level modules, to gain a PGCE. These modules are practically focused and titled ‘Raising the Achievement of Children’ and ‘High Quality Learning and Teaching’, both are designed to focus on your priorities and interests as you develop your teaching skills. They involve a total of 3 written assessments, one of which is a formative piece to support your academic development. These modules are taught by the 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.
The majority of your training will be delivered in school or at dedicated sessions in our Training Centre. You will benefit from the knowledge and experience of practising teachers and headteachers.
If you choose the Early Primary (3-7 years) PGCE course you will have bespoke training relating to the early years' priorities of phonics, early language and mathematical acquisition, planning for quality play experiences and assessment. In addition, there will be opportunities for ‘hands on’ learning experiences in our Primary alliance hub reception classrooms where you will be able to put your learning into practice.
You will also receive quality training relating to broader aspects of Primary teaching alongside Primary PGCE peers.