Want to Teach?

Preston TSAThe Preston Teaching School Alliance School Direct training programme provides graduates with a direct route into teaching. The Preston Alliance, working in partnership with the University of Cumbria, consists of a variety of primary, secondary and special schools with a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training. You will be trained by outstanding teachers within the alliance leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

We are extremely proud of the successes and the consistently positive feedback we receive from our trainees.

Our subjects

For the 2020-21 one year course we are recruiting for the following subjects:


PGCE General Primary (5-11 years)


PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: (11-16 years)

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religious Education
For more information

We will be delighted to help with any enquiries regarding our School Direct programme. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Duggan by email (Secondary) or by  telephone 01772 867210 or Laura Adams by email (Primary) or by telephone 01772 863849. There is also lots of helpful information on the Preston TSA School Direct Teacher Training Pages.

For more information regarding the PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 - 11 years) qualification and programme of study go to the University of Cumbria website.

For more information regarding the PGCE Secondary Education qualification and programme of study go to the University of Cumbria website.

How to apply

You can apply for School Direct from October 2019 for the training starting in September 2020.