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Secondary School Teacher Training MFL

North East Learning TrustDurham, County

Anyone wishing to teach must complete their initial teacher training and be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Training to teach with NELT’s teaching school, Shotton Hall SCITT, allows those who complete the course to gain university accredited employment-based PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) from Durham University which equates to Qualified Teacher Status and 60 masters level credits.

Based in Peterlee, we are just off the A19, a short 20 minute drive from Durham or just over half an hour from Newcastle. Here at the NELT teaching school, Shotton Hall SCITT, you will be at the heart of school life, learning from outstanding practitioners from the outset who will help you to develop your career as a teacher as you interact with students within Teaching Alliance across North East England.

In partnership with over 90 local educational providers, we offer one of the most comprehensive, innovative and relevant school-based ITT courses available and in 2016 Shotton Hall SCITT was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both our secondary and primary provision. In addition, our lead school, The Academy at Shotton Hall, was rated as Outstanding in all areas in 2013 making our course the perfect choice to kickstart your career in teaching. 

 Entry requirements 

We are looking for ambitious graduates who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and have the desire to share this with young people of all abilities. To be eligible to train with Shotton Hall SCITT, trainees must:

• Be a graduate with a degree

• Have a grade C or above (or Grade 4 or above) equivalent in GCSE English and maths.

 Teacher training taster days

We are offering virtual teacher training taster days in the coming months where you can meet our friendly team and find the answers to all the questions you may have such as those on the course structure , application process and funding. You can sign up to taster days on Wednesday 12 May, Monday 24 May, Thursday 24 June and Wednesday 7 July over on our website here:


Applications are now open for course places starting in September 2021. Applications are submitted through UCAS or Department for Education teacher training portals. You can find more information on our website

 For further details or to arrange a phone call to chat with a member of our helpful team, please get in touch via email at

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