Should any school be interested in school-funding your training, further details can be found on our web site, or by email to


We will be holding a seminar for potential applicants, ‘School Direct Salaried Demystified’, on Thursday 28 November 2013 from 1.30. For a personal invitation, please email


Bidding for school places for 2014/15 has now closed. Once the NCTL has agreed allocations, we will speak to the Lead Schools and determine their requirements and publish the details on our web site ( The UCAS Teacher Training application portal will open at the beginning of November. Whilst some of our places will be […]

August 2013 – Official launch of the MC & GM TTC

1 August 2013 – Official launch of the MC & GM TTC. Today is the official opening day of the Merseyside, Cheshire & Greater Manchester Teacher Training Consortium (MC & GM TTC), a registered educational charity established primarily to deliver employment based initial teacher training throughout the North West of England.

July 2013 – Graduate Teacher Programme closes

Following its launch in 2002, the new-look Graduate Teacher Programme finally closed on 31 July, 2013, to be replaced by the School Direct (salaried) programme. The new programme will again be led by schools, but the two key differences are that schools will bid to the National College for Teaching & Learning for training places […]

July 2013 – The School Direct registration portal is open

The School Direct registration portal is open. Schools must act quickly to register for training places for 2014/15. The closing date is midday on the 23rd of September. For more details, Schools should go to: or and search for Initial Teacher Training funding and allocations.

April 2013 – The Consortium obtains Charity status

2nd April 2013 – The Merseyside, Cheshire & Greater Manchester Teacher Training Consortium (MC & GM TTC) has obtained Charity status within the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) framework. Please click here to see the Consortium’s Charity Commission page.

March 2012 – The Consortium passes the latest Ofsted inspection

This inspection was carried out by Her Majesty’s Inspectors supported by a team of specialist inspectors in accordance with the Framework for the Inspection of Initial Teacher Education (2008-11). The Consortium passed the inspection with: A grade of 2 (Good) for “Overall Effectiveness” A grade of 2 (Good) for “The Capacity for Further Improvement and/or […]