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School Direct

School Direct is a school-led training course that gives you the chance to learn 'on the job' in a school. You work as part of the teaching team from day one – similar to student medics in hospitals – learning from experienced, practising colleagues and immediately putting your new skills into practice.

The Wigan Catholic Primary School Direct training course lasts for one year and leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) and master's-level credits.

School Direct courses are a popular choice for those who hope to secure a teaching post in the network of schools in which they are training. If you're successful in your training, WCPSD will guarantee you an interview for roles applied for within our Partner schools.

With School Direct courses you get practical, hands-on training and education based in good schools across the Wigan borough. Our School Direct course has been designed by a group of Wigan Catholic Primary schools – with Liverpool Hope university – based upon the skills that we are looking for in a newly qualified teacher (NQT).

11th September 2018

Recruitment update - Recruitment for study September 2019

Our recruitment campaign for start of study 2019 will open at the end of October 2018. Please make all applications through UCAS, provider code 2A4 and course code 2XT7.

25th September 2017

Training Update

Sarah Martin (maths consultant) has been booked to deliver core curriculum maths training.

22nd September 2017

Skills Tests

We advise all applicants to research the passing of skills tests. This is one of the conditions that will need to be met prior to start of course in September 2018. Applicants are now eligible for 3 free sittings and there is no longer a limit as to the number of attempts.