History teacher training

Understanding the links between past and present is important for a good understanding of the condition of being human. A career as a history teacher will give you the chance to excite children about the inescapable influence of history and its connections through time.

"I love teaching history because it ignites students love for the past and opens doors to intellectual curiosity."



You may be eligible for funding to help support your teacher training year

Durham University

At Shotton Hall SCITT, your PGCE is awarded by, globally renowned, Durham University

Outstanding training

We are rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted for both our primary and secondary phases

Research School

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

10-month course

Complete your initial teacher training year with Shotton Hall SCITT in just 10 months

90+ partner schools

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.

Lisa Keech

Career changer


"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!"

Shotton Hall SCITT

The Academy at Shotton Hall

Passfield Way
Peterlee, SR8 1AU


0191 518 0222




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