Do you want to train to be a secondary school teacher?

Then the Ripley PGCE could be your route into teacher training. As a trainee teacher on the Ripley PGCE Programme you will spend a much greater proportion of time in school than you would on a traditional PGCE programme and the curriculum will be delivered by outstanding teachers who work in our partnership schools.

Our highly innovative curriculum is designed and delivered by our schools in order to train the type of teachers that schools want to employ. Our vision is to develop outstanding teaching and learning which is relevant to schools today and therefore linked to enhanced employment prospects. Our trainees are highly valued and well supported at all stages of their training by expert practitioners and outstanding mentors. We have schools across the NW of England who are now recruiting trainees for the Ripley PGCE programme via UCAS Teacher Training.


Ripley ITT offers the following opportunities :

  • Complete your Gold Award
  • Become a DoE Assessor
  • Basic Expedition Leader Award


  • Ofsted has rated Ripley TSA as an "outstanding provider". Read the full report.
  • Ripley has an outstanding reputation in the locality with a consistent record of high teaching standards and good results.
  • Ripley Teaching School Alliance (TSA) offers ‘Hands on’ experience, working with both high quality mentors and experienced professional teachers.
  • Our training programme is highly valued and recommended by our trainees and the schools we work with
  • Excellent employment prospects at the end of the programme
  • A modern, relevant curriculum delivered by expert practitioners across our partner schools
  • Excellent pastoral care and personal tutoring
  • Train in Lancashire and South Cumbria

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