Initial Teacher Training


What is the Initial Teacher Training (ITT), Post Graduate, Fee-Funded Programme?

It is a school-led pathway to a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, within the Sandstone Trust and Partner Schools in partnership with LJMU, which offers practical, hands-on training; the Course has very high rates of employment and Trainee satisfaction.  Upon successful completion of the Course you will be awarded a PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the Department of Education.


Why Choose the Sandstone Trust and it's partners?

The group is made up of 24 Secondary and Primary schools plus our HEI provider LJMU, and key Partners from across Cheshire and the Wirral, including Chester, Northwich, The Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Helsby and rural Cheshire, and can provide a variety of teaching experiences in a range of schools.

It is our mission to provide high quality, school-based, initial teacher training.  We know our provision ensures Trainees feel fully prepared for life in the classroom and a career in teaching.  Trainee Teachers will have the benefit of working with a strong alliance of schools during their training year.  You will train in one of our alliance schools, who have a strong history of highly successful teacher-training, where you will receive intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors.


For further information on the course in our partnership please visit the Sandstone Trust Initial Teacher Training website:

Initial Teacher Training (ITT) with The Sandstone Trust