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How to Apply

The process to apply to the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Partnership programme is set out below.  Please note we are a Safer Recruitment provider.

Entry requirements

Applicants must already hold the following qualifications:

  • GCSE English and Maths – Grade C, Level 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Science – Grade C, Level 4 or above (or equivalent) if you want to teach primary.

If you do not already hold the required GCSE qualifications, it is possible for you to complete an ITT equivalency test in each of these subjects which we would accept.    Equivalency Testing and Edge Hill University both offer the option to complete revision courses with an allocated online tutor to mark your work and provide feedback, followed by the equivalency test. If you feel that you do not require the pre-study you can opt to take the test straight away. Both of these organisations will allow you to sit the examination at a school/education provider of your choice, with the prior agreement of the Head of the organisation. Stockton Teacher Training Partnership will agree to do this for potential applicants, as long as we are able to accommodate the staffing/rooming on the selected date/s. 

In addition, applicants must have achieved the following qualifications by the time the course starts:

  • Honours degree at 2:2 or above.  For secondary applications, it is preferable for your degree to have some connection to the subject you want to teach. Where this is not the case, relevant A Level qualifications will be taken into account as well as any other relevant experience.

If your qualifications are not UK-awarded you will need a NARIC statement of comparability to show that they are equivalent to the entry requirements listed.

Applications are enhanced by evidence of some experience in a school but it is not a condition for application.

Successful applicants are required to undertake the enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, and complete a medical health questionnaire which may be subject to an occupational health referral. This will be arranged by the Partnership.

Offers made to applicants will be conditional until all of the above criteria have been fulfilled.

How to apply

To apply for the Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Programme 
you can choose to use UCAS or Apply for Teacher Training.

Our provider code is S60.         

If you search for our courses on Find postgraduate teacher training, you will be asked whether you want to apply through UCAS or Apply for teacher training.

Apply for teacher training is a new service run by the Department for Education. It will eventually replace UCAS as the way to apply for teacher training.

The Department for Education has a search service for potential teachers where, you can view more information about Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership and the programmes we offer.

What happens next – the recruitment process

Stage One: Screening

Applications are checked to ensure that applicants’ qualifications meet the DfE entry requirements.

Stage Two: Scrutiny

Applications meeting the entry requirements are scrutinised by the Partnership against set criteria.

Stage Three: Interview Process

Candidates who are invited to participate in stage 3 of the selection process will attend a Face to Face Covid secure interview, where they will be required to plan and discuss a teaching activity. This will be followed by a formal interview with representatives from the Partnership and a written reflection task. The process is designed to assess written English, subject knowledge, ability to engage with young people and assess your overall suitability to train to teach.

Safeguarding Checks

 As a Safer Recruitment provider, we have robust safeguarding practices in place. Please note you will be asked to bring 2 forms of ID with you, one of which must be photographic. If you do not have the required ID, the interview can not take place.

Conditional offers will usually be made within 1 working day from the date of interview and often sooner than this. Offers will be confirmed via UCAS.


Those applicants with a BME (Black Minority Ethnic) background may wish to contact MERIT, an organisation that supports BME teachers into teaching.                 

Contact is via: 

Sheba Joseph, MERIT Adviser, EMTAS

Tel: 0191 4338647


Courses & Subjects


Food Technology

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Religious Education

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Art & Design

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MFL German

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MFL French

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