School Direct

The Big 3 - School-led Initial Teacher Training

Teaching schools are expected to provide school-led ITT through School Direct (as a lead or partner). In addition, drive improvement externally by ensuring newly qualified teachers are recruited to schools in areas of need.

The Catholic Schools Partnership is pleased to announce an offer of early years, primary and secondary training places on the 2018-19 School Direct programme. St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bingley is the lead school in the CSPTSA with Leeds Trinity University, a well-respected HEI provider of Initial Teacher Training. Our programmes are mostly school-based and lead to the award of PGCE at Masters Level (Level 7) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) accredited by Leeds Trinity University, an established and widely respected institution with an excellent reputation for teacher training.

 Our School Direct programme is predominantly school-based and leads to the award of PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status. The training programme will enable you to engage with a wide range of educational issues and help you to become a confident effective teacher. You will have the opportunity to visit many of our partner schools and will be offered a comprehensive ‘in-house’ programme of training delivered by excellent practitioners.

We have 10 primary training places available:

Early Years 3-7 (UCAS code 2HD2)

General Primary 5-11 (UCAS code 2C6F)

We have 16 secondary training places available in the following subjects:

2 x Biology code 33BK

2 x Chemistry code 2C6N

2 x English code 2C8Z

2 x Geography code 2C8X

2 x History code 2C8V

2 x Mathematics code 2C92

2 x Physics code 2C8M

2 x Religious Education code 2C93

We require applicants to have:

At least a 2nd class honours degree;

Maths, English & Science GCSE (C or above)

Recent & sustained school experience

A passion for teaching

Enthusiasm, Resilience & Smiles

Before beginning your training you will have also received an enhanced DBS check and you will have had to pass the Professional Skills Tests for literacy and numeracy.


You can find out more here:

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All courses require students to be registered as a student of Leeds Trinity University as there are currently NO salaried routes available within the CSP

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Our provider code is 13K


Bursaries, Loans, Grants and Funding

Bursaries of up to £30,000 are available from the Department for Education (DfE) to support trainees in certain subject areas. For further information please visit:

You can also get information on postgraduate tuition fee and maintenance loans by visiting:

 To find out more about funding, register with Get Into Teaching or speak to one of their advisers on Freephone 0800 389 2500


Participants applying from abroad 

If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A-levels and an undergraduate degree.




For further information please contact the CSPTSA Director, Simon Gallacher, at: