School Direct

Have you ever considered a career in teaching?

Come and train with the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust School Direct programme!


Have you ever thought about training to become a Primary School Teacher in Blackpool?

Do you want to influence the future of children in Blackpool?

Do you hold a degree (2.2) or above?

Do you hold GCSEs in English Language, Mathematics and Science (Grade C or above)?

If so, then why not train to teach in Blackpool schools with the Blackpool Teaching School Alliance in partnership with the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust?


The Blackpool Teaching School Alliance in partnership with the Blackpool Multi Academy Trust are leading the way for school-led teacher training in Blackpool. Inclusive school based training via our School Direct Programme means we can develop the outstanding teachers of the future to ensure the very best outcomes for children in Blackpool schools.

This programme is being run in conjunction with the University of Cumbria (for more details visit the University of Cumbria website).

We are recruiting now to start training from September 2018 and we would be very interested to hear from you if you are thinking of becoming a teacher, or know someone who is. We’re looking for people who have (or will have) a degree, have a passion for teaching and want to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. Please click here to view our information leaflet.

Full details of our course can be found on the UCAS website. (see How to Find Us on UCAS) However , if you would like to discuss any aspect of the course, or would like support and guidance on your application form please don’t hesitate to contact Gill Hughes (01253 764130) or Andrew Hurley (01253 855215) for further information. Click on the links for more information about our School Direct programme and Programme Handbook.

For further information about the University of Cumbria and the programmes we offer please follow the links below: –

UoC Partnership landing page

Programme Specifications


PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 -11 years)

PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3-7 year olds)

For further information on what becoming a teacher might involve more generally, you can also visit

We look forward to hearing from you.

For more information please click here or contact Gill Hughes (01253 764130) or Andrew Hurley (01253 855215)