There have recently been changes within the initial teacher education sector and all providers have gone through a reaccreditation process to deliver any new professional programmes.
From September 2024 Durham will be entering into a partnership with Newcastle University to support the delivery of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in North East England. This partnership will provide high quality teacher training, drawing upon both universities’ world-renowned expertise in education and research as well as the professional expertise of their partnership schools across the North East.
This means that if you begin your programme with us from 2024 onwards, on either the BA Primary Education or a PGCE, your will be given an academic award for your main programme by Durham University, but your professional (Qualified Teacher Status) qualification will be awarded by Newcastle University.
If you enrol with us in autumn 2023 on either the BA Primary Education programme or a PGCE, your academic and QTS qualification will continue to be accredited by Durham University until you complete your course.
This new partnership builds upon a long and rich legacy of teacher training at both Durham and Newcastle universities. Moving forward, Durham will remain in initial teacher education, offering both PGCE primary and secondary programmes and the BA Primary Education degree from September 2024 working with Newcastle University. It will ensure the two universities continue to provide high-quality teachers to local schools and will offer exciting opportunities to build upon and strengthen their contributions to teacher education both regionally and nationally.
This change is not expected to affect our International PGCE (X6K214) which is taught in Geneva, Switzerland.