Why choose a PGCE (School Based) course at Cumbria?
Get hands on experience in one of our school partnerships across the North of England, boosting your employability whilst you train.
Our PGCE (School Based) places are offered based on a school's assessment of future employment needs, meaning that you may be considered for a vacancy within your partnership after your training.
Benefit from the support of experienced school mentors and expert university tutors.
Put theory into practice from the start of your course, with in-school placements as the foundation of your learning.
OFSTED 'Good' provider of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for both Primary and Secondary phases.
Delivery Partner Schools in the UK
The University of Cumbria is partnered with a wide selection of schools across the North, from the heart of Cumbria to Manchester and Merseyside. Our wide-spanning PGCE (School Based) region encompasses both our Carlisle Fusehill Street and Lancaster Campuses, so your placement school is never far from your on-campus learning hub. Take a look at our delivery partners below:
- Bishop Rawstorne School Direct
- Blackburn TEAM Alliance, Blackburn
- Blackburn with Darwen Education Alliance
- Blackpool Sea View Trust School Direct
- Carlisle School Direct
- Catholic Teaching Alliance
- Dallam Teaching Alliance
- EveryoneLearning @ Hawthorns/Mossley/Hollins/Limetree Teaching Partnership
- Great Schools Trust
- Kendal Primary Partnership
- Learning Futures Partnership
- Omega Teaching Partnership
- Pennine Lancashire
- Pennine Teaching School Alliance
- Preston Primary and Secondary Alliance
- St Ninians Catholic Federation
- Teach Heart Alliance
- Teach North West
- Teach Manchester
Frequently Asked Questions
The PGCE (School Based) programmes provide a unique PGCE experience, and it does differ from a traditional Postgraduate Teacher Training course in some ways. Learn more below.
How do the PGCE (School Based) Programmes Differ From A Typical PGCE (Campus Based)?
Which PGCE (School Based) Routes are Available at the University of Cumbria?
What Our Students Have to Say
I landed a job back in April, before I had even finished the course, in an outstanding academy school in Blackburn. I will be teaching Reception children and I'm very excited to start my career as an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher).
PGCE Primary Education with QTS - School Direct Route (PGCE School-Based)