Course Dates: September 2018 – July 2019, full time, 1 year.

Age phase and route: PGCE General Primary 5-11

Our programme runs in partnership with University of Cumbria and you will receive specialist input from UoC staff to support school led training.

Entry requirements:Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours. Three GCSEs at minimum grade C or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics). Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2018.

Programme fees: based on 2017-18 entry £9,250.

Carlisle School Direct Primary Places: 2018-19

“the perfect opportunity to learn to teach by teaching”

We are a group of leading schools offering an exciting new way to learn to teach. We have a range of school contexts, including a number categorised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, in which you can learn to teach Primary aged children. The programme has been developed in close association with the University of Cumbria and will be delivered by a combination of university lecturers and existing school practitioners. You will benefit from being school based from week one of your course and have the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge to support you in your future career.

This year’s current cohort have benefited from quality input from leading educational consultants, an opportunity to put theory into practise immediately and support from experienced mentors.

Key Aspects of Our Programme:

  • free after school child care available
  • Pre-programme school experience offered
  • personalised approach to your training
  • high quality training – real teachers and lead consultant input.
  • placement certainty




For more information on the Carlisle School Direct, go to the Lead School: Stanwix for Primary:

Carlisle School Direct

For further information and for how to apply:
Or for further Carlisle School Direct  information contact: Jacqui Percival

Please click the links below for information regarding School Direct.

Carlisle Schools Direct Brochure

Carlisle School Direct Programme Handbook

Mentor Student Booklet 2017-18

We offer a non-salaried route into teaching, for further information about course fees, student loans and available bursaries please see information on:

Secondary lead school is Trinity School

Trinity School

For information about some of the primary schools involved, please see the Carlisle Schools Partnership website which has links to individual schools.


Learning Teaching Together In our Schools

Learning Teaching Together In our Schools

100% Excellent student satisfaction with their course in 2017 

100% overall good or better outcomes against Teacher Standards for 3 years consecutively

More Information

For more information on our Primary places please contact:

Jacqui Percival, Programme Lead:

Mobile: 077344062147

UCAS Course Codes

24X4 - Primary