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teacher training

Course code 2KH3


Course length
11 months

Course fee

If you want to inspire the next generation to be as enthusiastic about physics as you, then why not apply to be a teacher today? 

"Thinking back to when I was at school, physics was always my favourite subject, and I want my students to think the same when they leave my classroom."


Now is a great time to train to teach physics. It’s becoming increasingly popular with students and as one of the core subjects of the curriculum, schools need talented physics teachers. 


If you choose to train to teach physics, you could be eligible for a generous tax-free training bursary or a prestigious tax-free scholarship. Find out more information about funding here.

At North East SCITT, your PGCE is awarded by Birmingham 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 11 months

We work in partnership with over 60 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 subject 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.

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Lisa Keech

Career changer

Read all about Lisa's journey into teaching

What our trainees say about us...

"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!"

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