Train To Teach

ITT with Tees Valley Teaching School Hub

We are proud to be partnered with Newcastle University and Durham University to deliver Primary Initial Teacher Training. The full-time course takes one school year to complete.  Successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) allowing you to teach on completion.

Applications for teacher training (starting in September 2024) are now open, available via the link below.

Get Into Teaching Online Application

Regional ITT

In addition to our above offer, our ITT partners across the region also offer teacher training routes for primary and secondary. Please click on the provider to visit the websites for more information about their specific courses operating in our region.

Teesside University ITT
Stockton Teacher Training Partnership

Other accredited providers operate in the Tees Valley area. Please click on the provider to visit their websites for more information about their specific courses.

Gaining school experience

You are strongly advised to visit schools to get unpaid experience in the classroom before you start your initial teacher training. Volunteering in schools can help you decide if you want to train to be a teacher, discover which setting is right for you (primary, secondary, special) and can help you build a relationship with a school you might want to work in later.  Please get in contact if you would like support to arrange experience in a local Tees Valley school.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Subject knowledge is an important prerequisite for all teachers. Before starting initial teacher training you may need to complete a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) course to improve your subject knowledge. More information about accessing Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses is available on the Get into Teaching website.

Department for Education Get into Teaching events

The Department for Educations holds regular Get into Teaching events where you can talk to expert advisers, a range of local training providers and experienced teachers. Click here to find out more.

Further information about training to teach

How to become a teacher

Why train to teach

Getting into teaching and how to apply

Funding / bursaries