Course helps aspiring teachers

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Aspiring primary school teachers can earn esteemed credentials as part of a teaching course.

North Tyneside Council is offering the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme, a primary school teacher training course for anyone with a 2:2 degree or above, where learners can secure Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, validated by Northumbria University.

Combining classroom-based experience with expert guidance and support, North Tyneside SCITT offers everything needed to succeed in teaching,.

Jo Cunningham, a 26-year-old graduate of the 2015 class, said: “I chose the North Tyneside course because it has a reputation for training great teachers.

“The course adapts to individual needs, I felt supported and valued throughout my training, and – most importantly – I feel ready to teach.

“The tutors have a fantastic relationship with the North Tyneside schools and I was welcomed in to this network as a professional from the start. The relationships I have formed will continue to support me throughout my career”.

An open day is being held at the Langdale Centre, Wallsend, on Wednesday, October 24, for people to find out more about the course. Members of the team will be on hand to answer any potential questions.

For more information on the course or the open day, contact NT SCITT on (0191) 643 8855, email or visit