Warrington Teaching School Alliance has offered a bespoke PGCE Primary (5-11) Initial Teacher Training programme for many years, consistently achieving 100% pass rates and excellent employment rates.

Our PGCE Primary (5-11) (QTS) will qualify you to enter the teaching profession as a Newly Qualified Teacher with a PGCE qualification which provides 20 masters credits.

Our School Direct programme is highly successful and is led by a national Teaching School and delivered by our Alliance of highly performing schools. Trainees will undertake three school placements at different settings, maximising the range of experience received. Experience will be gained in both KS1 and KS2 over a minimum of 120 placement days. In each placement trainees are treated as part of the school team and take part in all elements of the school day, attending staff meetings, supporting parents evening and extra-curricular activities for example. This means our trainees graduate 100% ready to take on their NQT year and leave us classroom ready!

Training is delivered over the course of the year, delivering the skills and knowledge to confidently teach the primary curriculum and to develop the professional competencies as outline in the Teacher Standards. These 60 days will be made up of WTSA training, attending masters days (10 days) and in enrichment placements and experience days. All training is delivered by the highest quality current practitioners and expert consultants meaning your training is current and relevant to schools today.

Training days are usually delivered in Warrington with Masters Days delivered at Liverpool Hope University. Placement schools are usually in Warrington with some located across Cheshire West and Chester and Halton.