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teacher training

Course code


Course length
10 months

Course fee

As a biology teacher, your interest in the natural world and the process that drive it will be passed onto curious young minds. 

"What can be better than coming to work each day to inspire children to be interested in what makes them and the world around them?"



Good biology teachers are always in high demand and you could be entitled to a tax-free bursary of £7,000 to train to teach biology. Find out more information about funding here.

£7,000 tax-free bursary along with additional funding via Student Finance

At North East SCITT, your PGCE is awarded by, globally renowned, Durham University

Our lead school, The Academy at Shotton Hall, is one of only 23 Research Schools in the UK

Complete your initial teacher training year with North East SCITT in just 10 months

We are in partnership with over 90 education providers across the North East

Secondary teacher training courses

(11-16 with KS2 enhancement and post-16 enhancement):


To attain qualified teacher status, trainees will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards in the age phases of their course. They must teach and demonstrate that they achieve the Teachers’ Standards in the specific and consecutive age ranges.

Brush up on your knowledge

You may be eligible for a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme before you start your teacher training year. The programmes are available to enhance or refresh subject knowledge. Find out more information here.

Lisa Keech

Career changer

I felt confident that the training would be top quality, and I would be really well supported.”

Read all about Lisa's journey into teaching here


"Fantastic all round training. What has really stood out for me is how supportive the whole SCITT team have been throughout the year. The highlight was my second placement which was excellent and the perfect fit!"