Welcome to Cumbria Primary Teacher Training!
Cumbria Primary Teacher Training (CPTT) is a School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) course offering a primary Post Graduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The course covers teaching children aged 3-11 including providing experience in teaching Early Years/ Foundation Stage.
The PGCE offers sixty credits at masters’ degree level (approximately a third of a masters’ degree). However, we recognise that the needs of all learners are different & therefore the course is designed flexibly to allow multiple exit qualifications: PGCE plus QTS; QTS only & Professional Graduate Certificate of Education only.
The great advantage of our SCITT course is the fact that it is run by a board of head teachers. Who better to ensure that the learning provided meets the needs of future teachers? This also means that all our schools are completely committed to your learning; they are not just taking students on placement - they run the course! An added strength is that two Teaching School Alliances (ELLEN and Western Lakes) are part of the CPTT Board. This means that we are at the cutting edge of developments in Initial Teacher Education with all the benefits that brings to your learning.
We are a small course by design & we only recruit a limited number of trainees each year. This small number means that we can offer individualised learning programmes and support to everyone on the course to a degree that is impossible on larger courses.
We are confident that we offer a friendly learning experience of the highest quality and we warmly invite you to contact us and find out more about our Cumbria PGCE & QTS programmes.