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Introducing the partnership

The Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance offers the opportunity to train to teach alongside serving outstanding teachers in a scheme overseen by St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School & Sixth Form College and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Castleford.

We have expanded into a large School Direct partnership working with 16 schools across Primary and Secondary phases across the region. Training with the Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance can therefore be tailored to your needs and the type of school you are drawn to with experience available in a range of settings. All the schools are committed to playing a significant role in training up their own future teachers as part of this collaborative network. We offer opportunities to train in an environment where teaching and learning are centred on the teaching and example of Jesus Christ in secure, well-ordered schools which allow for the spiritual, emotional and intellectual growth of the pupils.

The Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance works in partnership with Leeds Trinity University who accredit and co-deliver our course. The course is 100% school based and leads to a PGCE qualification with QTS and Master’s credits.

Watch our video introduction

Partner Schools

In our partnership we have Primary and Secondary schools in the following areas:

  • Wakefield
  • Leeds
  • Harrogate
  • Castleford

Courses and Subjects Offered

  • Primary PGCE (3-7) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Primary PGCE (5-11) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Secondary PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the following subjects:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Religious Education

Contact details

Contact us today for more information using the details below.

Contact person Jane Ball
Email dolbkcat.admin@st-wilfrids.bkcat.co.uk
Telephone 01977 691000
Website https://www.bkcat.co.uk/about-us/teacher-training-through-school-direct/
Lead School Address

St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, Cutsyke Road, Featherstone, Wakefield WF7 6BD