Taught course

School Direct PGCE

Northumbria University · Teacher Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) from a UK university or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Applicants should have a GCSE grade C or above in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject prior to submitting their application.

Secondary candidates should hold a degree that is directly relevant to the specialism route they are applying to. Contact the Lead School directly for further clarification on this.

Although not an essential requirement, recent school based experience would help candidates to reflect on their potential to meet the challenges of training to teach

Months of entry


Course content

There are a number of ways to get into teaching. As well as our campus taught programmes, Northumbria offers the option of a more school-centred route through School Direct.

School Direct PGCE is an exciting opportunity to teacher train in outstanding schools alongside highly experienced teacher mentors. Your School Based Training Plan is designed by the lead school and individually tailored to develop your skills and expertise. Over the course of your training, you will gain experience in more than one school and teach across different year groups within your training age phase.

Applicants are welcomed for Early Years, Primary, Secondary Subjects and Special School places that our partner schools have been allocated.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.5 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453