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Train to Teach

We partner with Trinity Institute of Education to offer initial teacher training through the National Institute of Teaching (NIoT). 

Train to teach with our Primary and Secondary ITT programme to become a qualified teacher with a PGCE, QTS and 60 Masters credits. Our programme is an exciting, school-based training route for recent graduates and career changers. You will learn 'on the job' with school placements, and receive excellent training and lots of support. 

Our programme takes one year to complete and on average we have a  98% employment rate.

Our Programme

We run a School Direct model, which means you are in school from day one. This does not mean that you are teaching from the start though. You will have the opportunity to ease your way into teaching from September to October, after which your assessed practice will begin. A school-based approach is more supportive and hands-on and will assist your learning and understanding of teaching.

There are three placement blocks on our programme that are delivered as a sandwich course. As you go through these blocks, your timetable will gradually build. The second school placement of the programme will provide you with an alternative experience and allow you to build new networks. 

Our programme is delivered by outstanding practitioners, bringing together a wide range of experts including teachers who are outstanding, so you can learn from the very best. 

For further details on both our Primary and Secondary programmes, including course summaries, entry requirement details and fees and financial support, please click on the links below:

We offer full and part-time options:

  • Full-Time: From the last Tuesday in August to July. You will be in school 4 days per week with Thursday being your theory day.
  • Part-Time: We offer three part-time options. The non-negotiable day is Thursday as this is required for training. If you would like to train part-time, please contact us to discuss the options available.

Why Train With Us?

By training with us, you will:

  • Receive dedicated and professional support throughout your programme.
  • Achieve PCGE, QTS and 60 Masters credits.
  • Work with outstanding lead and MAT schools both with us and our partner.
  • Benefit from our vast experience of providing teaching training through School Direct across our MATs and partner schools. 
  • Receive highly effective theory sessions.
  • White Rose Maths / Maths Hub delivery on programme. 
  • Shorter, alternative placements available in SEND / SEMH (secondary) / cross phase.

Our dedicated ITT leads will support you through your training journey:

Katy Isles - Calderdale and Kirklees ITT Programme Lead (Primary and Secondary)  



Elaine Guzdek - Trinity Institute of Education Primary Programme Lead 



Secondary Programme Lead - Sue Marsh

Sue Marsh - Trinity Institute of Education Secondary Programme Lead 



They will guide you through every step of your PGCE. They will be there at your interview, at our TIE Hub sessions, make visits during your placements and will be celebrating alongside you at your QTS graduation. They are there to answer your questions, ensure you feel supported and find the best placement schools for you. During your placement time, the team will come and observe your teaching and provide feedback to help you become the best teacher you can be. 

Our Placement Schools

Our partner schools provide placements for our trainees across Calderdale and Kirklees. Our schools are not just a list on a database. We carefully select placements for you, thinking about your phase / subject, the right mentor and your home location. 

Fees and Funding

Our programme (full-time) costs £9250 which is payable in three instalments across the academic year.

There is plenty of financial support available during your teacher training depending on your chosen subject and training route, including bursaries, scholarships and salaried route grants. For more information about funding that could be available to you, please visit the Department for Education or Get Into Teaching websites. 

How to Apply

Ready to apply? Trinity Institute of Education have created a step-by-step guide to help you through the  Department for Education's ITT application process. You can access the guide here

*Please note that you will need to complete your application through Trinity Institute of Education

Next Stage

If your application is successful, we will contact you to arrange an interview. We will provide you with an information booklet with guidance on how to prepare. 

Need more help?

If you are unsure which phase, subject and/or training route is right for you, we're here to help!

Wednesday Webinars:

Every Wednesday, our ITT Leads host a webinar to provide you with the opportunity to find out about becoming a qualified primary or secondary school teacher. You will be provided with a valuable introduction to your experience as a trainee with us and will answer any queries you have about the course, including employment, funding, opportunities and support. Come along, meet the team, ask your questions and be inspired! Click on this link to book a webinar slot.

One-to-One Chats:

Our ITT Leads are also happy to speak with you 1:1 to discuss your interest in becoming a primary or secondary school teacher. Click here to contact us to book a chat. 

The following resources may also help to answer any questions you have: