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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).

23rd March 2017

WCPSD Jobs Fair

WCPSD students exhibit their teaching talents to prospective employers within the Archdiocese.

1st March 2017

Skills Tests

We have advised our 2017 cohort to have their skills tests completed by 14th July 2017. We advise that any further candidates that may be on a standby list that they also adhere to this as well as all conditions set by Liverpool Hope need to be met prior to start of course.

1st March 2017

Recruitment update - We have 2 further places available,.

We have been advised that we are allowed to recruit a further 2 candidates even though we are currently at full capacity (until we are awarded further training places from the NCTL). If you are wanting to train with us we advise that you contact us by email, expressing your interest. We are in the process of trying to secure further places for our September 2017 cohort.