Castle View Enterprise Teaching Alliance
Music (3DVF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Sunderland
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
6 November 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

Castle View Enterprise Academy is an 11 to 16 Academy situated in North of Sunderland. We have an excellent reputation for teacher training and extensive experience of running and supporting successful ITT programmes including GTP, School Direct and PGCE placements for the University of Sunderland, Newcastle University and Durham University. Using this experience and expertise, we have worked with the University of Sunderland to develop our School Direct training programme for secondary School Direct trainee teachers.

Within our School Direct alliance are the following North East schools:

  • Belmont Community College (11-16, Durham)
  • Durham School (Independent 11-18, Durham)
  • King James I Academy (11-18, Bishop Auckland)
  • King’s Priory (11-18, North Tyneside)
  • Oxclose Community Academy (11-16, Washington)
  • St Wilfrid’s RC College (11-18, South Tyneside)
  • Villa Real (Special School, 2-19, Consett)

The training you receive will take place within school and the University of Sunderland. You will usually spend one full day a week at the University of Sunderland, plus induction days and review weeks. Work-based learning will be based in your school.

Our School Direct programme requires you to complete a teaching placement in two of the schools within our alliance. You will complete the majority of your teaching practice in your lead school. You will also complete a shorter teaching practice in one of our partner schools. There will be the opportunity for trainees to visit other schools in the alliance for additional training opportunities including lesson observations and post-16 teaching experience.

About the accredited body

We are proud to work in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The University has successfully trained teachers for over 100 years and their School of Education is recognised as world leading in the field of research (Research Excellence Framework).

Through our partnership with the University, our trainee teachers benefit from the support of the Secondary Tutor Team who are experts in their fields and related pedagogies. Trainees are allocated a Personal Tutor from the university who will work alongside the school-based mentor to provide academic, pastoral and placement support.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We follow the University of Sunderland's 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.'

The University of Sunderland's Disability Support Team provides advice, information and guidance to students with a disability; students with mental health conditions and students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia.

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


Telephone: 01915152952

Contact details

Castle View Enterprise Academy
Cartwright Road
Tyne and Wear


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