Course Information 

      Course dates for 2019 - 2020

      Autumn Term 2nd September 2019 – 20th December 2019
      Spring Term 6th January 2020 – 3rd April 2020
      Summer Term 20th April 2020 – 3rd July 2020


      All applications for the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Programme must be made through UCAS from 9th October 2018.

      Our provider code is S60.

      UCAS website 

      What does the partnership offer?

      For the 2019 academic year the partnership will offer the following phases/subjects:

      • Primary 5-11 
      • Primary 3-7
      • Secondary Subjects:
        • Maths
        • Physics 
        • Chemistry
        • Biology
        • MFL French
        • MFL German
        • MFL Spanish
        • English
        • Geography
        • History
        • Design Technology (Textiles & Product Design)
        • Physical Education
        • Computing
        • Art
        • Religious Studies

      Our Course

      The full-time course starts in September, finishing in early July and successful completion leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a University accredited PGCE . All PGCE tutorials and study take place in Stockton and you will have access to a vast online library.

      Our programme is embedded by academic theory and through practical experience in two different schools with the opportunity to experience alternative specialist settings, e.g. SEN and Pupil Referral Units. Over 70% of your training is school-based, allowing you to embed and develop the practical skills gained through centre-based training.

      Centre-Based Training

      The autumn and spring terms begin with blocks of centre-based training which are held at The Education Centre. The training is delivered by experienced, expert teachers, consultants and LA Advisers. These sessions provide practical strategies and techniques which you can apply in the classroom.

      School-Based Development

      You will be assigned two qualified and expert teachers in two different schools dedicated to your development throughout the year and your placements are personalised to meet your training needs giving you the opportunity to thrive as an individual. This will include a variety of activities including observations, planning, teaching, meetings and research. By the end of the autumn term, you will be teaching a 30% timetable increasing to 50% in the spring term and 70% in the summer term.


      All trainees must demonstrate that they have fully met each of the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the training programme. Assessment against the standards is carried out continuously throughout the programme through lesson observations, mentor meetings, visits from your Professional Tutor and file evidence.

      Mentoring and Support

      All trainees have an appointed Professional Tutor, who is an experienced practitioner and external to the placement school. You will also have a school based Training Co-ordinator who will oversee the training within school and a class mentor who will focus on the development of your practice.



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