Past Trainee Feedback

Past trainee feedback

If you’re thinking about applying for our School Direct teacher training programme, it might be worth reading some past trainee feedback. We are very proud of our success and the feedback we have received in recent years.

See some of our recent School Direct testimonials below.

“A fantastic course with engaging and exciting aspects. The support from link tutors is outstanding, I would highly recommend”

Amelia

“This is not just another School Direct course; you make new friends, learn new skills and go places you never imagined you could. This training has pushed me above and beyond what I thought I was capable and has really developed my confidence. It’s not easy but with good organisation and accessing all the support on offer, you can get the best out of the course’”

Lisa

“This course has been amazing. It has provided me with everything I needed in order to become the teacher that I have always dreamt of being!  An amazing, unforgettable experience that I would recommend to anyone aspiring to become a teacher!”

Katie

“BTSA has provided a range of excellent opportunities that have helped me to develop into a confident teacher. The course is fun and engaging and offers continuous support throughout. I have thoroughly enjoyed my training year, and can’t thank everyone at BTSA enough for creating such a memorable experience!”

Evangeline

“BTSA has provided a range of excellent opportunities that have helped me to develop into a confident teacher. The course is fun and engaging and offers continuous support throughout. I have thoroughly enjoyed my training year, and can’t thank everyone at BTSA enough for creating such a memorable experience!”

Rebecca

“The best preparation for the teaching world, hands down!”
George

“A comprehensive, personalised and rigorously planned course that fully prepares you for the teaching world.”

Katie

Who are we looking for?

​We are looking to recruit graduates to begin training in primary schools across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

BTSA has a strong equality and diversity ethos and therefore seeks to admit a diverse range of Postgraduate School Direct trainees in terms of gender, ethnicity, age, social background, sexuality, learning differences and special needs. BTSA actively welcomes and supports applications from black and ethnic minority candidates.

BTSA seeks to admit to its courses those applicants who by virtue of their interests, abilities, knowledge, experience and motivation will be best suited to realise their full academic and professional potential by benefiting from the educational provision of BTSA and its ITT provider, the University of Derby.

The admission of each student is based on a reasonable expectation that the applicant will be able to achieve the aims and outcomes of the PGCE Primary School Direct course and the standard required to obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

How to apply

Apply for our School Direct programme via The UCAS Portal, by searching for Britannia Teaching School Alliance.

Please apply using the button below as early as possible to avoid disappointment.