Religious Education with The Hermitage Academy School Direct Accredited provider: Durham SCITT

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Bursary or 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’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

The Hermitage Academy is an outstanding 11-18 academy with a history of Initial Teacher Training and teacher professional development. We have expereinced mentors in every department, and access to Specialist Leaders in Education in every subject area. We work with Durham SCITT in order to deliver a programme resulting in a PGCE with QTS.

At the Hermitage Academy we put students at the heart of what we do and the greatest impact on their success is our staff. We have an outstanding staff here at the Hermitage and pride ourselves on recruiting and retaining the very best practitioners in the region. Many of our staff, joined us through our ITT programme or as NQTs and have gone on to middle and senior leadership roles through our in-house programme of support and professional development. We are very much looking forward to working with a new cohort of future teachers and leaders and hope you will join us!

About the accredited provider

Durham SCITT has been training teachers since 2005. It’s the personal attention we give to our trainees which makes this a great place to learn. We pride ourselves on the personal approach. We know there is no such thing as a “typical trainee” so we don’t provide a one-size-fits-all course. We will help you to grow and become a great teacher. Our Subject Specialist programme was recognised by Ofsted as outstanding and highly innovative practice. All trainees have access to purpose built learning centre in Newton Aycliffe - it ensures you get off to the best start in you career.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We can support candidates with disabilities and other needs including

dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments and mental health conditions.

Contact details

The Hermitage Academy
Waldridge Lane
Chester le Street
Co Durham


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: 1PG
  • Training programme code: 2PPB

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 Waldridge Lane, Chester le Street DH2 3AD

Advice and support

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