Entry Requirements

To apply for the School Led PGCE 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 now.

Applications are welcome using the following links:




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 Karen Mackay.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 0191 455 4504