Initial Teacher Training

Gateshead Primary SCITT is a one year, full-time course which trains approximately 25 trainees each year. Trainees can choose whether to specialise in Early Years and Key Stage one (ages 3-7) or Key Stages one and two (ages 5-11).

Your academic studies provide an opportunity for you to explore topics in greater depth.

Regular assignments of varying length are set throughout the course and full tutorial support is given.

You will be assessed against Masters level criteria leading to Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits at Master’s Level.

Our PGCE is validated by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle.

Trainees will experience at least two different schools, and are carefully matched with their placement schools to ensure their individual needs are met.

A detailed file of evidence is submitted for final assessment which demonstrates how trainees have met the standards for QTS.

Evidence is gained as work is carried out in the classroom or around the setting.

Please be aware that the start date for this course is the first week of September and falls during the final week of the 6 week school summer holidays.