Information for Schools

Schools’ Involvement

Introduction to the provider
Merseyside, Cheshire & Greater Manchester Teacher Training Consortium.

We are a specialist Employment Based Initial Teacher Training provider.

Formerly known as The Merseyside and Cheshire Graduate Teacher Programme Consortium the provision has been in existence since 2002 when it was awarded accredited provider status by the TDA as an employment based initial teacher trainer. Since then the Consortium has worked in close partnership with over three hundred schools, two local HEIs; Liverpool Hope and Liverpool John Moores, all the local authorities across Merseyside and Cheshire, to recruit and train over 600 high quality Primary and Secondary teachers. The Consortium is proud of the high employment and retention rates of its trainees.

With the demise of the Graduate Teacher Programme has come a change in name to The Merseyside, Cheshire, and Greater Manchester Teacher Training Consortium, the award of charitable status and the focus on training within the Primary and Special School sectors. The Trustees of the Consortium remain committed to enhancing opportunities for experienced unqualified teachers to gain Qualified Teacher Status.

The Consortium sees its immediate future working alongside experienced unqualified teachers and their schools on the Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status.

Location and existing partnerships
The Consortium has an administrative office at Miller House, opposite Aigburth Station, which is well situated to serve all school partners across Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, as well as other parts of the North West.

The Consortium has worked with over 600 schools throughout the North West.

Courses available

    • Assessment Only Programme in Primary and Secondary (any subject)

The current Consortium fee for Assessment Only is £2,250.00 per applicant. This fee includes assessment and support leading to the trainee gaining Qualified Teacher Status.

For schools outside a 60-mile radius of our Administrative Office in Liverpool, this fee may increase.

For information about the Assessment Only, click here.

School support and involvement
The  Consortium is an established and experienced provider of School Based Initial Teacher Training.

The Consortium’s relationship with schools is founded on a comprehensive partnership agreement which is based on shared values and goals and clearly outlines all roles and responsibilities.

We have worked with many schools throughout the North West to develop excellent teachers who have built our reputation and enhanced the quality of teaching within our school partners.

Although we work within a solid Quality Assurance framework, our programme is flexible to the needs of the individual, and can be modified to suit most circumstances.

Our Quality Assurance framework ensures that a successful trainee can be awarded QTS with confidence, and becomes a valuable asset to any school in their next role as a Newly Qualified Teacher.