Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP) History (V11X)

PGCE with QTS full time

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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


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.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in History or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

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

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 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. We work with schools across the northeast of England within the cities and surrounding areas of Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Alnwick, Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley.

CTTP provide high quality teacher training in school-based settings with highly experienced classroom practitioners. This is achieved through a blended approach of central and school-based training activities in regional clusters by our Lead Schools, and in conjunction with Leeds Trinity University.

If you are looking for personalised and bespoke training in a nurturing and supportive environment, there is no better place for you to start your teaching career than with us (CTTP).
OFSTED 2018 ‘High-quality and personalised training contributes well to trainees’ and NQTs’ development as reflective, confident teachers who are deeply committed to their own professional development. Tutors and mentors provide sharp, insightful feedback to trainees about the quality of their teaching. The targets set for improvement are accurate, ambitious and achievable. This high-quality feedback contributes exceptionally well to trainees’ success in becoming effective teachers.’ Employment rates are consistently high- 96% in 2020. Each year, a high percentage of trainees gain employment in their placement schools or within our Partnership of schools.

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 Michala Atterby on with any specific disability access requirements.

Contact this training provider

01325 523474
Carmel College
The Headlands

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also 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).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022