All applications should be made via Get Into Teaching (GOV.UK) Website

When completing an application form applicants must include within their personal statement the reason(s) and motivation as to why they wish to teach primary aged children. We will also need details of any recent and relevant experience with children (i.e. length of time and dates need be included). We are particularly interested in experience gained with children in your chosen age phase. We however understand that obtaining school experience may not be possible. Therefore your application will not be rejected on this basis.

Please be aware that if you choose more than one of the routes offered, you will be interviewed for all routes chosen at the same interview day. 

Get in touch if you need any help or guidance with your application.


Please note that North Tyneside SCITT is committed to the safeguarding of children and therefore adheres to safer recruitment processes.  

Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess a good honours degree (i.e. 2:2 or above) from a UK university or a recognised equivalent qualification upon commencement of the course. The degree subject does not have to be related to this course, but the applicant's previous education must provide the necessary foundation for work as a primary school teacher.

To that end, it is also a requirement that you have a grade C / 4 or above in mathematics, English language, English literature and a science subject, or equivalent qualifications (please contact the SCITT office for clarification as to which equivalent qualifications are accepted) prior to commencement of the course. We will also accept equivalencies from

Original certificates will be required as proof of qualifications.

As teaching involves working with children on a daily basis we strongly recommend that applicants have had at least five days recent and relevant experience of working with children in their chosen age phaes, prior to applying. This experience will strengthen an application and should be detailed within the personal statement section. We however understand that this may not be possible. Therefore your application will not be rejected on the basis of not having any school experience.

Fact File

APPLY Course Codes

3-7 years old - Foundation Stage & KS1 (2C4L)
5-11 years old - KS1 & KS2 (2ZPF)

Programme Length - 38 weeks

Attendance mode - Full time

Equal Opportunities

We actively pursue an equal opportunities policy and welcome applications and enquiries, regardless of gender, race, age, religion or belief, disability, marital status or sexual orientation.

If you are from a black and minority ethnic background and are thinking of becoming a teacher, MERIT can offer you further support.


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