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Train to Teach - School Direct

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led route for teacher training, within the Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance in partnership with LJMU which offers practical, hands-on training; the course has very high rates of employment and trainee satisfaction. Upon completion of the course you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS.

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Why Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance?

As an Alliance it is our mission to provide high quality, school based initial teacher training. We know our provision ensures trainees feel fully prepared for life in the classroom and a career in teaching.

Trainee Teachers will have the benefit of working with a strong alliance of schools during their training year. Our Partner school cover a wide geographical area across the whole of Cheshire and South Wirral, together with providing the opportunity to train in a variety of school settings.


Here are what our Associate Teachers had to say about their experience last year:

‘The support has been absolutely excellent’

‘You are constantly encouraged by the support around you’

‘You are treated like a full-time member of staff’

‘Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience – the perfect route if you want to become a teacher’



How do I apply?

Applications to School Direct are made through UCAS. 

UCAS is now open for applications to our School Direct programmes for September 2019 entry.

CVTSA courses can be browsed by following the link below:
On opening up the preferred subject UCAS can be accessed by scrolling to the bottom of the page.

Find out about bursaries and scholarships for entry September 2019.

Recruitment Events

CVTSA have stands confirmed at the following Train to Teach recruitment events:

  •   Saturday 10th November 2018 4-7pm Manchester Metropolitan University
  •   Monday 28th January 2019 10-4pm Liverpool John Moores University
  •   Wed 13th  February 2019 4-7pm University of Manchester

Further information can be found on our website at Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance