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Durham PGCE

Studying to Teach on a North East and Durham PGCE – The Qualifications and Experience You Need to Apply


Our North East and Durham PGCE course could see you teaching your own class of pupils within a year, on a starting salary of around £23,000 per annum (or around £28,500 in inner London). PGCE stands for ‘postgraduate certificate in education’ and the course lasts for a year; but what do you need in terms of existing qualifications to apply, and what might strengthen your application? Here, we look at answers to just some of these questions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR PGCE TEACHER TRAINING

If you are interested in studying teaching on a PGCE in North Yorkshire, Stockton or Durham, then you must have a degree as well as GCSE grades of C (or the new level 4) in both English Language, and Maths. You must also have a grade C (or level 4) in one of the three sciences. You will need a second-class degree or above (a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2).

Do Certain PGCE Training Providers Expect You To Have Anything Further Before Applying?

There is no formal requirement on the part of PGCE training providers for you to have classroom experience as part of the supporting evidence for your application. However, it can be useful from your own perspective to help you understand what it is like to teach. Even if you’re a recent graduate, it’s likely that teaching will have altered a lot from when you were at school, particularly with the introduction of the new grading structure (9-1) and the reformed curriculum. Classroom experience will help you assess whether teaching is the right career choice for you, and will also stand you in good stead when it comes to making an application for our PGCE course.

A High Quality North East and Durham PGCE with QTS From High Force Education SCITT

At High Force Education SCITT, we offer excellence in teacher training through our one-year North East and Durham PGCE course. We’re made up of a partnership of schools, rated outstanding and good by OFSTED. We believe that direct teaching and learning is the best way to develop the skills required to be an excellent teacher, so we provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) through both school direct and provider-led places at our partner schools. For more information on how to become the best teacher you can be, view our website at https://www.highforceeducation.co.uk. If you have specific questions afterwards, then call us on 01833 630487 or contact us through the website.

OUR SCHOOLS

A map of our schools

Bedale CofE Primary School

Bedale CofE Primary School

Firby Road, Bedale, DL8 2AT

Brompton on Swale C of E

Brompton on Swale C of E

Brompton Park, Brompton, Richmond, DL10 7JW

Cockfield Primary School

Cockfield Primary School

Front Street, Cockfield, DL13 5EN

Crook Primary School

Crook Primary School

Croft Avenue, Crook, DL15 8QG

Federation of Abbey Primary

Federation of Abbey Primary

Cleveland Terrace, Darlington DL3 8JH

Green Lane C of E Primary

Green Lane C of E Primary

Green Lane, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LG

Ludworth Primary School

Ludworth Primary School

Moor Crescent, Ludworth, DH6 1LZ

Wolsingham Primary School

Wolsingham Primary School

Uppertown, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3ET

Ox Close Primary School

Ox Close Primary School

Ox Close Cres, Spennymoor, DL16 6RU

Peases West Primary School

Peases West Primary School

Billy Row, Crook, DL15 9SZ

Prince Bishops Community Primary

Prince Bishops Community Primary

Gibson Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8DY

Richmond Methodist School

Richmond Methodist School

Darlington Road, Richmond, DL10 7BH

Sedgefield Hardwick

Sedgefield Hardwick

Hawthorn Road, Sedgefield, TS21 3DA

South Otterington C of E Primary School

South Otterington C of E Primary School

South Otterington, Northallerton, DL7 9HD

Montalbo Nursery and Primary School

Montalbo Nursery and Primary School

Fairfield Road, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TN

Staindrop C of E Primary

Staindrop C of E Primary

Swan Wynd, Staindrop, DL2 3NL

Toft Hill Primary School

Toft Hill Primary School

Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0JH

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