Sunderland Aim High Alliance
Primary (2MC4)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Sunderland
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

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

Aim High Academy Trust is a not for profit, publically accountable, Multi Academy Trust within the clear geographical context of the Coalfields area of Sunderland. With a predecessor primary school history going back to 2006, the trust has the expertise, capacity and experience to secure transformational change and sustainable improvement within our schools.

Our vision is to provide tailored and specific solutions to all the schools in our trust, through the involvement and co-ordination of our core improvement team (Executive Head Teacher, Assistant Executive Head Teacher, Academy Improvement leads and Finance lead) along with the sharing of outstanding practice between our families of schools.

Aim High Academy Trust is committed to inspiring, supporting and enabling all pupils to aim high, believe in themselves, achieve their full potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life.

Our Trust consists of 3 primary schools: Newbottle Primary Academy, Gillas Lane Primary Academy and Dubmire Primary Academy.

Within our School Direct Alliance we are currently working closely with Deaf Hill Primary, Kelloe Primary, Hetton Primary, Greenlands Primary and Oxclose Primary. All schools offer high quality teacher training experiences and work together to support teaching students within their schools.

We offer salaried training school direct places: If you have a degree plus three or more years working experience,

We offer tuition route school direct places: You will pay a tuition fee for your course.

About the accredited body

Aim HIgh Academy is pleased to work with the University of Sunderland. The University has successfully trained teachers for over 100 years making a difference in educating the next generation of learners.

Through our partnership with the University our trainee teachers benefit from the support of primary tutors who are experts in their subject fields and related pedagogies. Trainees are allocated a Personal Tutor from the University who will work with their School Mentor to give academic, pastoral and placement support.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We follow the University of Sunderland Diversity Statement:

"We celebrate and value the diversity of all students and staff, working to ensure that all are welcome in our community and do not face discrimination or encounter barriers with regard to their disability."

On application please contact the Disability Support Team for disability related queries:

Tel: 0191 5152952

Contact details

Houghton Road
Houghton Le Spring Tyne & Wear
Tyne and Wear


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: 1A7
  • Training programme code: 2MC4

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Houghton Road, Newbottle, Houghton le Spring DH4 4EE
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Support and advice

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