How to apply for teacher training

Applications are now open for our primary and secondary teacher training course places starting in September 2022. Applications are submitted through the Department for Education teacher training portals.

We want ambitious graduates who are passionate and enthusiastic about their subject and have the desire to share this with young people of all abilities.

Step 1


What are we looking for? Do you meet our entry requirements? 

Step 2


Apply DfE Apply portals

Step 3


Attend an interview day.

Step 4


Been offered a place? Find out what you need to do next:

Support for BAME applications


North East SCITT (formerly Shotton Hall SCITT) is committed to ensuring that applicants are supported in fair access to our recruitment and selection process. We have secured the expertise of Sheba Joseph, a specialist adviser to ensure that candidates from black or minority ethnic backgrounds have equal access in applying to initial teacher training.


Sheba leads MERIT, a dedicated service which aims to raise awareness of the opportunities available to black or minority ethnic candidates wishing to train as a teacher locally and to provide support mechanisms to guide them through the application and interview process.


Candidates can access support directly by contacting Sheba on 0191 433 8647 or emailing

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