The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network aims to recruit and retain high quality candidates into teaching to meet the educational needs of our locality. We offer a range of routes of teacher training to suit each individual, including School Direct, through our School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and a PGCE through our partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.

The high-quality training in all our SCITT programmes takes place in school settings throughout Cambridgeshire. There are four possible routes; School Direct Salaried, School Direct Non-Salaried options and the School Direct Salaried Flexible Route.

Additionally, we have joined with the University of Hertfordshire to offer a non-salaried School Direct PGCE route into secondary teaching to give our trainees a wider breadth of options to fit individual needs.

The full-time School Direct Salaried and School Direct Non-Salaried routes are full-time and last one year. The School Direct Salaried Flexible Route is part-time over two years. This flexibility allows trainees to maintain other forms of employment or personal commitments alongside their teacher training. This flexible route is only applicable for those who are looking to teach physics, mathematics and computer science at secondary school. All three programmes lead to Qualified Teach Status (QTS).

If you would like more information, or any advice on the multiple routes into teaching, we hold several open evenings throughout the year for you to attend. These evenings will give you information on all the primary and secondary school teacher training programmes. There will also be the opportunity to meet with the programme leaders and admissions tutors, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

We also attend “Get into Teaching” road shows around the county. For more information on these road shows, please click here .

For more information on each of the training programmes we have to offer, please click below.

To view the CTSN Get into Teaching presentation, delivered at our teacher training information evening on 17th October 2017 at Comberton Village College, please click here

Our next teacher training information evening will be on:

Tuesday 17th October 2017, 7.00pm-8.30pm

at Comberton Village College, West Street, Comberton, CB23 7DU

To book a place please click here


To find out more about which courses we offer click on the list below:

School Direct (salaried) route

School Direct (non-salaried) Direct Route

Flexible (salaried) route 


To view CTSN's Initial Teacher Training video please click below: