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We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to train as a teacher within our partnership of schools. Our School Direct pathways allow you to work alongside outstanding practitioners from a range of schools across the North East. We will train you to become a qualified teacher, specialising in the primary phase or in your chosen secondary school subject.

Our accredited providers

If you are interested in School Direct, recruitment begins in October 2022 for training placements starting in September 2023.

Finance and Bursaries

Visit the Get into Teaching site for full information on financial incentives for postgraduate non-salaried teacher training courses in 2022/23.

Three types of funding available for teacher training. You may be eligible to receive some or all of them, depending on your circumstances. These are:

  1. A tax-free bursary or scholarship,
  2. A tuition fee loan and maintenance loan
  3. Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

An overview of the bursaries and scholarships available can be found in the tables below. For full terms and conditions, please visit the Get Into Teaching website.

Scholarships & Bursary Amounts: The financial offer for 2022/23

  • £24,000 in chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics
  • £15,000 in Design & Technology (DT), geography and languages (including ancient languages)
  • £10,000 in biology.

Applicants may be eligible for a bursary if they have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or a doctorate.

​Scholarships of £26,000 may also be available if you wish to train as a chemistry, computing, mathematics or physics teacher. These are usually available to applicants with a 1st or 2:1 bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or doctorate in a relevant subject. In exceptional circumstances, they may be awarded to a graduate with a 2:2 and significant relevant experience. 

The application process is through the Government’s application gateway. For further information please use the following link:

Train to Teach Event – Wednesday 30th November 2022

The countdown is on for our Get Into Teaching event in Newcastle on 30th November – 16:30 until 20:00 – St James’ Park (Milburn Reception), Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST

Register with Get Into Teaching – Get Into Teaching: North East | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK ( and call to our stand.

Let us guide your journey….

Secondary School Experience Open Day at Cardinal Hume – Thursday 1st December 2022

Book a place on our secondary school experience day on Thursday 1st December 2022, 10:15am until 2:00pm at Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Old Durham Road, Gateshead, NE9 6RZ – Choose a school experience date – Get school experience – GOV.UK (

Classroom observation and advice about your journey into teaching!

Contact for more information – bookings will close at 12 noon on Monday 28th November.


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