Professional Development

The Pinnacle Learning Trust

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Initial Teacher Education


Across the Trust we work with the following providers of initial teacher training: 

Manchester Metropolitan University

The University of Manchester


Manchester Nexus SCITT

Edge Hill University

Huddersfield University


The Pinnacle Learning Trust has worked closely with Nexus Manchester SCITT for many years to provide Initial Teacher Education placements in post-16 courses. Oldham Sixth Form College is now the strategic lead for the SCITT 14-19 courses.

Click here for further information about Manchester Nexus SCITT.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying to train as a teacher but not sure which route to take, ‘Get into Teaching’ has useful information and lists of regional support events.

UCAS Teacher Training is the service you will use to apply for courses.

Teacher Taster Days

Are you considering a career in teaching?

If so, come along to one of our Teacher Taster Days! These free events provide the perfect opportunity for you to find out more about a career in teaching. These days give you the chance to observe lessons taught by experienced teachers, talk to some of our current trainee teachers, as well as find out about the various teacher training opportunities available to you and the benefits of becoming a teacher.

Following attendance at a Teacher Taster Day, you will be able to apply for a longer work experience placement.

Click to apply


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