One Cumbria Initial Teacher Training Programme

High quality training that shapes brilliant teachers

One Cumbria Teaching School Hub will continue to deliver exceptional school-based primary and secondary teacher training across Cumbria.

Our programme offers a one year PGCE with QTS.

This is your opportunity to train local, teach local within our Cumbrian schools.

Benefits from training with One Cumbria

Our key aim is to provide excellent teachers for the young people of the north of England. Our unique courses have been written by research engaged school leaders who understand the challenges and the joys of working in schools in Cumbria and the North East.  We have put evidence- informed practice with high quality mentoring at the heart of our training curriculum so that you can bring your new knowledge about how pupils learn straight into practice with expert coaching.  The programme is academically rigorous, designed to equip professionals to close gaps caused by disadvantage and to fulfil the potential of all pupils whatever their starting points.

We work in close partnership with our Lead Partners and placement schools to ensure that you can learn from expert teachers and experience a variety of placement types. We draw on our network of local expertise to provide workshops and masterclasses whilst our online platform allows for flexibility with asynchronous modules and an easy-to-use tracker that allows you to see how you are making progress towards Qualified Teacher Status.

Our research-led course ensures plenty of hands-on experience. You will be in school four days a week from Mid-September to February, with one day each week dedicated to  theory and learning. From February you will be in school five days a week.

We work closely with our HE provider, Sheffield Hallam University, to ensure that you will be able to develop the learning you do with us to be awarded a PGCE. Take up the offer of our local Writing Days to help you with your assignments.

Our Intensive Training and Practice weeks are bespoke. We have designed them to give you the opportunity to consolidate your skills and understanding and to develop mastery in areas of strength.

One Cumbria TSH ITT offers both Primary and Secondary programmes.

Secondary specialisms: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Art and Design, Music, Design Technology, Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Religious Education, Computer Science.

For further information about our courses, please contact One Cumbria TSH SCITT lead, Jacqui Percival on

Lead Partners

In addition, you can also train with us through our lead partners located in Cumbria from September 2024:

Carlisle School Direct