Primary teacher training

At primary level you’ll get to teach a diverse curriculum that touches upon a wide range of subjects. This gives you the opportunity to make a big impact on pupils’ lives, ensuring they progress seamlessly into secondary education. You can also train as a specialist with an extra focus on certain subjects.

"As well as being eager to learn, my class are inquisitive and enthusiastic about pretty much everything! They make me laugh everyday."



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

Primary teacher training courses

Primary 4-11 with early years and KS3 enhancements

Our programme enables trainees to qualify as primary teachers in the 4-11 age range. All primary trainees will undertake placements offering them a full range of experience teaching across the 4-11 age range to provide them with opportunities to gain QTS.


Primary with maths

To be eligible for our primary with maths course, you must have a A level at grade B or above in maths.

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.

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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