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How to apply for teacher training

Applications are open for our primary and secondary teacher training course places starting in September 2024. Applications are submitted through the Department for Education teacher training portal.

We want ambitious new or recent graduates or careers changers with a degree 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 portal and look for NiOT@North East SCITT

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 from Merit, to ensure that candidates from black or minority ethnic backgrounds have equal access in applying to initial teacher training.


MERIT is 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 Merit on 0191 433 8647 or emailing:

SCITT course codes:

Biology - 2KGW

Chemistry - 2KGZ

Computing - 2T3F

DT - 2KG7

English - 2KG2

Geography - 2KH8

History - 2KH6

Maths - 2B67

MFL - 2B66


Physics - 2KH3

Primary 3-7 - Z492

Primary 5-11 - 28P6

Primary with maths 3-7 - E792

Primary with maths 5-11 - 3F2F

RE - 3F7V 

Need help finding our courses on the DfE apply site?

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