Applications for our School Direct programmes are made through UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). You will need to ensure you have registered online with UCAS before you can begin the application process. To find us quickly on the UCAS Teacher Training website:

  • Go to section 2: ‘Find a Programme’
  • Enter our training provider name, East Lancashire Inclusion Partnership, under ‘Search for a training provider’
  • Follow the links to take you to our programmes accredited by the University of Cumbria

Applications for 2016-17

We are now full for the 2016-17 academic year.

Applications for 2017-18

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) have announced they will continue their approach to the allocation of Initial Teacher Training places used for 2016-17. This means that rather than being allocated a set number of places, training providers tell NCTL how many trainees they plan to recruit.

We plan to recruit 30 trainees for 2017-18. UCAS Teacher Training will open for applications in late October 2016. All applications will be checked by the University of Cumbria to ensure applicants meet the entry requirements and those that do will be passed to us for review.

We are looking for creative and enthusiastic individuals with long term aspirations to work with children and young adults and a commitment to inclusion for children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Applicants who can demonstrate this in their application will be invited for interview. Interviews will take place from November until we have recruited 30 trainees or the NCTL informs us that places are full nationally. We therefore advise potential applicants to think about applying as early as possible.

Planning your Application

A range of useful advice on making a successful teacher training application – from writing your personal statement to arranging references, organising school experience, passing skills tests and interviewing for a course, can be found on the government’s Get into Teaching website and also on the careers advice website, Prospects.