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How do I Apply for Schools Direct?

1. Apply to the St Patrick's School Direct Course through the UCAS teacher training system: www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training

You can view our courses by clicking the link below or searching for St Patrick’s Greater Manchester Alliance in the UCAS search engine:


If you are not sure how to apply on UCAS this watch this video explaining it step by step: https://www.youtube.com/user/UCASonline

2. After applying you should book your Literacy and numeracy tests.

You will still be able to attend interviews and apply for the Schools Direct Route without having these completed but the government does require that all applicants pass these before they begin a course. You are not able to train to teach without passing these so try to get them completed early.

More guidance and how to book your tests can be found here: www.education.gov.uk/teachskillstests

3. If St Patrick's does not offer a course that you are interested in applying for then search for other Schools Direct providers in the area here: www.teachnorthwest.com

Contact Us

St Patrick's RC High School
56 New Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 7JJ