Blackburn Central High School assists people wishing to join the teaching profession. To make sure that trainee teachers get the best start possible at Blackburn Central High School we work closely with the following:



Preston Teaching School Alliance

The Preston Teaching School Alliance School Direct training programme provides graduates with a direct route into teaching. The Preston Alliance, working in partnership with the University of Cumbria, consists of a variety of primary, secondary and special schools with a proven track record of providing outstanding teacher training. You will be trained by outstanding teachers within the alliance leading to the award of Postgraduate Certificate of Education with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

Edgehill University

We offer PGCE places via Edgehill University who have been training teachers for 130 years. Edge Hill University has earned an enviable reputation in ensuring that expert practitioners are working with the country’s children, young people and adult learners.

  Darwen Aldridge Community Academy Alliance

School Direct is a new and exciting way of training to be a teacher. Participating trainees will be able acquire significant real life experience of the profession through being placed at Secondary schools throughout their training period. This route allows trainees to build relationships with stakeholders and learn from outstanding practitioners who will be on hand to offer guidance and support throughout the course. In many cases, at the end of the training period, those undertaking the scheme continue to work in the school or school group where they train.

Tauheedul College for Teaching and Leadership

Tauheedul College for Teaching and Leadership is a learning and development centre established to support and promote the improvement of schools nationally and beyond, we aim to build a world-class education workforce. Designated as a National Teaching School, licensed to deliver National College Leadership Programmes and an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training.

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