How to apply

How to apply

How to apply

To apply to the North East Partnership SCITT applicants must use the UCAS ITT application system. Applications can be submitted from mid-October for a September entry the following academic year. As demand for places is very high interested applicants are advised to apply early. For the 2019/20 academic year applicants will be able to use the new DfE search tool ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training’ to search for courses prior to applying through UCAS Teacher Training.


For the 2019/20 academic year we hope to recruit twenty eight secondary physical education SCITT trainees and twelve primary with a PE specialism School Direct trainees.

  • North East Partnership SCITT (Physical Education) – UCAS code – N55 2LFK
  • North East Partnership SCITT Primary PE Specialism (School  Direct) –  UCAS code  –  25W 2Q9L


The UCAS system will automatically forward applications to the programme team who will send an email acknowledging receipt. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day at one of the partnership schools; these days will consist of a group task, a literacy task, a teaching episode and a formal interview. The interview panel will comprise representatives from the partnership schools. You will be notified through UCAS of the outcome of your interview.


We are looking for individuals who are well qualified with relevant and up-to-date experience and who have interests and talents that would enhance children’s learning experiences.  You should be enthusiastic, hardworking, resilient, happy to ‘think outside the box’ and have well developed organisation and communication skills.  You will need to be able to use your initiative, manage workload and work co-operatively and effectively with others.  You must be passionate about a career in teaching and enjoy working with young people, building warm relationships that promote learning.


I would highly recommend the North East Partnership SCITT to anyone wanting to pursue a career in teaching. The course allows for a true school experience while equipping you with a variety of masterclasses in teaching and learning. The support received from the SCITT team is outstanding and guaranteed to help you secure a teaching post.

Leeann Irving

My experience of the North East Partnership SCITT has enabled me to become the confident teacher I am today. The support you receive from your tutors helps to develop your planning, content and structure of lessons and how to effectively manage your class. This gives you the belief in your ability as teacher when you start your first teaching post.

Liam Blythe

I had a fantastic experience on both teaching placements, with really supportive staff. I had the opportunity to teach in very contrasting schools and across the full curriculum, including examination PE at Key Stage 4 and 5. The course gave me an excellent start for a career in teaching and has allowed me to progress into promotional opportunities

Ian Middleton

Having been a trainee and then a school based tutor on the course, it is my belief that NEP SCITT is the best teacher training provider around. The course consists of high quality training which focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of being a physical education teacher, delivered by the best practitioners and schools in the area. Trainees are then able to develop their practice in a variety of school placements, with a strong support network of physical education teachers on hand to offer guidance and support.

Aaron White

It was a genuine privilege to train through the North East Partnership SCITT. The mix of theory and hands on teaching allowed me to develop into a reflective practitioner. An absolutely fantastic course ran by dedicated professionals.

Andrew Archibald

NEP SCITT equipped me with the necessary qualities and skills to become a successful teacher. Courses and CPD events allowed me to develop a greater understanding of monitoring and measuring progress of different ability students.

Jade Murray

After completing my PGCE and entering my first teaching job I realised the SCITT programme had set me up fantastically well. Halfway through the course I sat my first interview and got my first job. This wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent support or amazing network of people who are involved in the programme. Couldn’t recommend it enough!

Louis Lawson