Carmel College Primary (2M7V)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP)
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

  • Personalised, school-based training from September 2022- June 2023.
  • Achieve Qualified Teacher Status from a highly regarded, well established Provider in the northeast of England.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) awarded by Leeds Trinity University and delivered face to face in CTTP Lead Schools.
  • Dedicated, modern training facilities.
  • Our curriculum is designed by expert practitioners and delivered in practical and interactive weekly training sessions to compliment your classroom experience.
  • Allocated mentor for each trainee to ensure personalised, bespoke support and training to meet individual needs.
  • Unique recruitment process with schools represented at each stage- they ‘choose’ you!
  • Training in two school settings- main and second school placement (January- February).
  • Trainee progress is monitored throughout the year and assessed against the Teachers’ Standards.

School placements

All trainees teach in two schools during their training year. Their second school placement is chosen to provide a different context to their main school experience. Trainees will have a mentor and Professional Tutor in this placement. A Partnership Link Tutor (PLT) is assigned to each trainee; each half term she/he will visit the trainee in school to support, observe and QA the school-based experience to moderate and to ensure consistency of training across the Partnership.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Croft Primary School
South Parade, Croft-on-Tees, DL2 2SN
East Cowton Primary School
East Cowton, Northallerton, DL7 0BD
Gurney Pease Academy
Dodsworth St, Darlington , DL1 2NG
Harrowgate Hill Primary School
Thompson St West, Darlington, DL3 0RU
Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Prior St, Darlington , DL3 9EN
Main Site
The Headlands, Darlington, DL3 8RW
Our Lady Of The Most Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School
Rievaulx Ave, Billingham , TS23 2BS
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School
Westway, Peterlee , SR8 1DE
Ravensworth C Of E Primary School
Ravensworth, Richmond , DL11 7ET
Saint Gregory’s Catholic Primary School
Ragpath Ln, Roseworth, TS19 9AD
Saint Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School
26 Murphy Crescent, Bishop Auckland , DL14 6QH
St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School
Beechwood Ave, Darlington , DL3 7HP
St Bede’s Catholic Academy
Green Ln, Stockton-on-Tees , TS19 0DW
St Bede’s Catholic Primary School
Kingsway, Darlington , DL1 3ES
St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School
Church Hill, Crook, DL15 9DN
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
Ragworth Rd, Norton, TS20 1HR
St Patrick’s Primary School
Lingfield Rd, Stockton-on-Tees , TS19 7PJ
St Paul’s Catholic Primary
Wolviston Mill Ln, Billingham , TS22 5LU
St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
Harris St, Darlington , DL1 4NL
St. Bernadette’s Primary School
Cookgate , Nunthorpe, TS7 0PZ
Whinfield Primary School
Augusta Close, Darlington , DL1 3HT
Woodhouse Community Primary School
Walker Dr, Bishop Auckland, DL14 6QW

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

We accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing. For further information:

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,000.

Students can apply for course fees through Student Finance (if eligible).

About the training provider

Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP) is an outstanding Initial Teacher Training Provider based at Carmel College Darlington, an outstanding 11-18 college. Our training programmes are Primary 5-11 years and Secondary 11-16. We pride ourselves on the bespoke level of training for all our trainees, focused on our high quality training provision from very experienced practitioners. The Partnership is made up of Catholic and non-Catholic, primary and secondary schools, widely spread across the North East of England. The CTTP School Centred Initial Teacher Training course aims to promote excellence in all aspects of education. This is achieved through high quality central and school-based training activities, regular observations with developmental feedback, to secure progress throughout the training programme. Central training takes place in clusters around our Lead Schools. Our overarching aim is to provide the most skilled and competent practitioners for our schools, improving the outcomes and life chances for young people.

A very high percentage of trainees on our programme either gain employment in their placement schools, or within our Partnership of schools. Carmel Teacher Training Partnership is a well-established Provider, offering a friendly, nurturing and supportive environment for all trainees. Successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 credits towards Masters accreditation, which is completed via the flying faculty of St. Mary’s University Twickenham but delivered at Carmel College.

Interview process

The selection procedures which follow aim to ensure that:

Entry requirements specified in DfE Qualified Teacher Status Standards (2012) are applied carefully, giving due weight to academic equivalencies, experiences and motivation.

Entrants are given a sound understanding of the nature and demands of the course in order to assure successful applicants complete the course and enjoy their new profession in education

Selection will be based on: - a teaching activity related to the age and phase of the class, completion of a written task and a formal interview.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

All Schools within the Carmel Teacher Training Partnership are fully accessible. Provision for additional support where needed is provided on site. Please contact Claire Hutton on with any specific disability access requirements.

Contact this training provider

01325 523474
Carmel College
The Headlands

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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