Train to Teach

Train to Teach


"CLTA was perfect for me, the training provided was brilliant and the support from staff was fantastic and it made me feel at ease straight away. I would recommend CLTA to people who are considering getting into teaching because you are able to have a lot of time in school which is amazing for development and progression and then you are provided with training which consolidates this learning." Holly Wetherall

We are proud to work with the University of Chester to deliver the new Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programe - Primary PGCE Lead School Partner Route with QTS (replacing School Direct). This is an exciting school based training route for graduates interested in primary school teaching.

This course enables you to work and train in the classroom, supported by experienced mentors and teachers.

We have an excellent reputation for delivering high quality innovative training which is practical, relevant and up to date.

Please note, we do not offer visa sponsorship for international applicants. 

“Twelve months ago embarking on a change of career was a huge risk that, thanks to CLTA, has proved to be the best career decision I have made. Whilst completing the School Direct training with CLTA has proved to be challenging it has also been hugely rewarding. I have received excellent training with subject specialists in a variety of areas along with opportunities to experience different learning environments and work with outstanding teachers. CLTA and their partner schools provide supportive placements that help to motivate and encourage students through what is a demanding process. These opportunities have helped me to look towards my NQT year with confidence knowing I have had the best possible start to my teaching career”. Caroline Willis


  • Friendly, approachable and have a positive outlook
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • A passion for teaching and learning  
  • A creative and innovative approach
  • The ability to reflect on and develop good practice

We want all our Associate Teachers to be successful, fulfilled professionals who can make a difference.

"Working as a teaching assistant it was my headteacher who encouraged me to apply to CLTA, and I am so glad I did. I have received fantastic support from day 1 and despite all the challenges of the year the training has been excellent, and I feel so much more confident being in a classroom now." Lindsey Esling

If you are interested in applying for a position as an Associate Teacher with CLTA please follow this link

Some of the benefits of training with CLTA:

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For more information, please contact CaroleFarrell at

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01829 752811
Kelsall Primary School, Flat Lane, Kelsall Cheshire