Primary with Tyne Valley Teaching School Alliance Accredited provider: University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Successful applicants will work across schools in the TVTSA, providing trainees with the opportunity to work alongside outstanding practitioners, developing the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills to become inspirational, creative and purposeful practitioners.

The programme aims to deliver the skills of the classroom progressively. Training begins with observations progressing to taking more responsibility as confidence develops. By the end of the first placement trainees teach 50% of the timetable, by the end of the second placement they will teach 80%.

Tyne Valley Teaching School Alliance (TVTSA) is an exciting place to work and learn.

We have worked with trainee teachers from three higher education institutions for many years, being one of the first schools to offer School Direct training in 2013.

TVTSA is made up of the following schools across four local authorities; Sele First, Prudhoe West Wise Academy, Shilbottle Primary, Mickley First, Throckley Primary, Lobley Hill Primary, St. Augustine’s RC Primary, Bensham Nursery and Rickleton Primary.

Partnership schools comprise a mixture of large/small, urban/rural, primary and first and faith schools. We also work in partnership with the Gateshead SCITT. This enables trainees to access additional training led by Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE’s.) As a Teaching School we have recruited SLEs with specialist knowledge in literacy, numeracy, science, assessment, EAL, EYFS and SEND. SLEs play a vital role in our training programme.

Trainees will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the skills and tools needed to meet the professional standards for teachers.

About the accredited provider

High quality training will be delivered in a number of ways. TVTSA trainees will access training at both Northumbria University and the Gateshead SCITT. Both of these providers have been given an Outstanding Ofsted grade. In addition, trainees receive bespoke training delivered by Outstanding senior leaders designated as Specialist Leaders of Education.

Trainees are given two mentors during their placement. One from the lead school and the second from their placement school. Trainees will be allocated a university mentor who will support with assignments.

Training will be delivered by experienced teachers in partnership schools, enhanced by attendance at Northumbria University.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All trainees will be helped to develop their full potential within our schools.

We are committed to making adjustments to support and facilitate specific access needs as stated in Northumbria Universities support policies. These can be found by following the link below.

For example, we have supported a trainee in a previous cohort with dyslexia; they were supported by both their in school mentor and their academic mentor at Northumbria University.

Contact details

The Sele


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 16B
  • Training programme code: 23WM

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site The Sele First School, The Sele, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3QZ
A Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus, Benton Lane, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XA

Advice and support

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