Ignite TSA
Primary (2HB8)

QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Chester
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Ignite Teaching School Alliance is a diverse range of 46 schools across Cheshire, Halton, Wirral, Knowsley, Liverpool & Glossop, committed to growing the next generation of primary school teachers.

As a training provider, we are proud to work in partnership with other local TSAs, offering specialist training in autism and behaviour and we are renowned for outstanding mentoring in our highly supportive schools. Enjoy the opportunity to receive bespoke training from outstanding practitioners, subject specialists and nationally renowned trainers, all of which will enable you to become a highly effective teacher for 21st Century education.

For the last 4 years, we have trained a growing number of Associate Teachers and have excellent employment rates. 95% of our trainees have gone on to secure jobs, with a high proportion of these in Ignite schools. Following your School Direct training year, Ignite are committed to supporting you in the next stage of your career, with networks and on-going outstanding training for you to access. We are delighted that many of our previous trainees are now progressing into roles of high responsibility and leadership within their schools.

For success stories from our previous trainees, please visit (http://www.welcometoignite.co.uk/itt/success-stories/)

We are looking for the next generation of high quality teachers. If you have passion for working with children and want to make a difference, Ignite is the ideal place to realise your potential and help you develop you into a highly skilled classroom practitioner.

Visit (www.welcometoignite.co.uk) for more information.

About the accredited body

Ignite TSA works in partnership with University of Chester as our accrediting provider. The University of Chester Partnership has a rich history of developing highly skilled, knowledgeable teachers, and has a high employability rate. Our Partnership has learning at its heart, combined with passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Ignite TSA is highly committed to supporting candidates with disabilities and other needs. Since our training programme began, we have accommodated and supported trainees with specific needs. Please contact us to discuss any questions you may have.

Contact details

0151 355 2047
St Bernard's RC Primary School - A Voluntary Academy
Ellesmere Port
CH65 5EW


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 22A
  • Training programme code: 2HB8

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Sherbourne Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 5EW
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Support and advice

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