School Direct


Ripley TSA SCITT is the provider for South Cumbria School Direct. This is a partnership of schools in the South Cumbria area who want to recruit and train excellent new teachers for their schools. The Lead School is Furness Academy and they offer Secondary and Primary programmes

Their programmes will follow the same training, documentation and placement patterns as Ripley TSA SCITT: 

  • Starts early September
  • Secondary training days and subject pedagogy days are on Fridays with Ripley TSA SCITT
  • Primary training will all be delivered in South Cumbria schools
  • Placements will be in South Cumbria schools
  • QTS with PGCE or QTS-only
  • Same tuition fees, bursaries and scholarships apply
  • Same entry requirements apply


If you want to live and work in this beautiful part of the country, with easy access to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay coastline, apply to South Cumbria School Direct via UCAS Teacher Training.


Recruiting for the following subjects:

Primary 3-7 age phase

Primary 5-11 age phase