CARLISLE SCHOOL DIRECT – PRIMARY
New for 2019 – we are offering a SEND/ Inclusion pathway on our General Primary PGCE with QTS.
This may appeal to anyone who is interested in working in a special school setting or pupil referral unit (PRU). If you are interested in learning teaching in settings beyond mainstream schools contact Jacqui Percival for further information. UCAS course code: 3D8P
Course Dates: September 2019 – July 2020, 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 degree, or its equivalent. 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 2019.
Programme fees: based on 2018-19 entry £9,250.
Carlisle School Direct Primary Places: 2019-20
“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:
- Pre-programme school experience offered
- personalised approach to your training
- high quality training – real teachers and lead consultant input.
- placement certainty
- Supportive trained mentors – including those with Qualified Lead Mentor (QLMS) and Qualified Mentor Status (QMS)
For more information on the Carlisle School Direct, go to the Lead School: Stanwix School for Primary:
Please click the links below for information regarding School Direct.
We offer a non-salaried route into teaching, for further information about course fees, student loans and available bursaries please see information on:
Primary lead school is Stanwix School
Learning Teaching Together In our Schools
100% Excellent student satisfaction with their course in 2018
100% overall good or better outcomes against Teacher Standards for 4 years consecutively
In 2018 91% of our trainees had secured employment by the end of their programme.
Consistently our trainees secure teaching posts locally.
The programme specification which covers this PGCE programme is available here: Primary: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate/general-primary-with-qts-5-11-years-/
However, you should note that this is generic information and shows the UCAS code for the University of Cumbria’s campus based programme.
General Primary course code: 24×4
SEND / Inclusion course code: 3D8P
If you are interested in applying for the SEND / Inclusion pathway it is highly recommended that you arrange a visit before applying.