Entry Requirements

To apply for School Direct you must hold at least a Grade C or 4+ (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science at GCSE level. You must also have a UK degree of at least a 2:2 grade. Evidence of an interest and enthusiasm for teaching children is also essential. 

To begin placement in September, an enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) certificate must be obtained. The application process for this is completed at the university during the Summer term by the administration team at Northumbria University.

How to Apply

You can search for our course using the Find portal –  https://www.gov.uk/find-postgraduate-teacher-training-courses which is available from 5th October.

Applications are welcome from 12th October 2021 using the following link:


You will need the following codes for the Choices section of the application form:

  • training provider code: 1D7
  • training programme code: 2VRD

Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to Stef De Giorgio at: [email protected]

Any further information can be sought at: https://harton-tc.co.uk/teach-north-east/itttrain/ or you can contact Stef at Harton Academy on 0191 4274050