For CPD & Formation within each of our partner Dioceses please visit:



Signposting to partner organisations:


Initial Teacher Training [ITT]
PGCE: A number of our schools offer the PGCE programme through their Teaching School & School Direct programmes, which can be applied for via UCAS Teacher Training

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies [CCRS]: The CCRS is available for colleagues intending to remain or progress within Catholic education. This is a two year course and students study six core modules and two specialised modules at various venues across the Dioceses, or through online-distance-learning, producing one assignment per module.

Continuing Professional Development & Formation
CPDF Provision Map 2018-2019
This Provision map charts Continuing Professional Development & Formation offered by NWCDTP to colleagues who are starting in the profession through to those who are governors and experienced school leaders.

 Aspiring to School Leadership [ASL]
For staff aspiring to join, or progress within, whole school leadership teams.
Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese
The Catholic Leadership Programme [CLP]: This one year programme runs from January through to December and is delivered by the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership [NWCDTP].
Aspiring to Assistant & Deputy Headship in a Catholic School | Aspiring to Headship in a Catholic School: Two-day conferences delivered in Spring 1 by the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership [NWCDTP] at Wrightington.

Aspiring to Middle Leadership [AML]
For staff aspiring to key middle leadership, curriculum and pastoral roles [TLR etc.].
Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese.
Catholic Middle Leadership Programme [CMLP]: This one year programme runs from September through to July and is delivered by the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership [NWCDTP] in venues throughout the North West.

CCRS are suitable for those AML.

 School Leadership [ASL]
Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese
Post-Graduate Catholic Leadership Programme [PGCLP]: This one-year spiritual renewal programme runs from January through to December. It is intended for colleagues who have completed the CLP and is delivered by the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership [NWCDTP].
National Retreats: Delivered by CATSC and EducareM.
National School of Formation: Delivered by EducareM.

 School Governance (SG)
Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese
National School of Formation: delivered by EducareM

Middle Leadership [ML]
For curriculum leaders & those in key middle leadership, curriculum & pastoral roles [TLR etc.].
Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese

Recently Qualified Teachers [RQT]
For staff two or three years into teaching.
Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese
CCRS are suitable for RQTs.

Provision for CPD & Formation in each Diocese

Newly Qualified Teachers [NQT]
NQT Induction: Programmes are offered through the provision of each Diocese.CCRS are suitable for NQTs.

CCRS: are suitable for NQTs.