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Train to Teach Northants | ITT Providers in Northamptonshire

The NTSH works in collaboration with a variety of providers across nursery, primary and secondary schools within Northampton and Northamptonshire. Impartial advice and support are offered to explore what your teacher training options are along with the training providers that are available in the area where you live or where you would wish to work.  

Collaboration across the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub area and with the other training providers in the area is developing. This collaboration ensures the trainees receive the best possible training and support which enables them to become high quality teachers for our local schools.  

Northampton and Northamptonshire are diverse areas providing opportunities to gain work and experience in different types of schools in different contexts including good and outstanding schools, special schools and specialist schools. There are many routes into teaching and providers to choose from offering you training which will suit your individual circumstances.  

We also work with teaching school hubs in the wider Midlands region to ensure all teacher training provision is high quality.  

Northampton has excellent transport links to London and Birmingham and combines the convenience of a modern town and rural tranquillity. It has a range of popular amenities including annual events such as a Beer Festival, the Northampton Festival and the Balloon Festival which makes it attractive to commuters and travellers.  

NTSH since its inception has had a high rate of success with our trainee teachers gaining employment in a wide range of schools. Since September 2023, NTSH has piloted the new quality standards for ITT and Intensive Training and Practice (ITAPs) are embedded into the programme. 

Please use the menu below to find out which providers place trainees in the NTSH area including Daventry, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, West Northamptonshire and North Northamptonshire. 

The link below will enable you to see where each of the NTSH's strategic ITT partners are based.

5 Wells Development Centre | Nene Education Trust

5 Wells Development Centre is the training and development offer from Nene Education Trust.  Established in 2014, we provide whole school training and CPD, sharing best practice and networking opportunities via our Professional Learning and Development Communities that draw on expertise within the Trust.  We also partner with Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub and London Metropolitan University for parts of our delivery.

Regularly quality assured and refreshed, our delivery has been accessed by almost all of the schools in Northamptonshire.

Geographical areas covered 


Courses offered


PGTA – Primary Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Routes into teaching offered 


Main contact and contact details




Victoria Brennan  \ 01933 400549 

Waterside House

Nene Business Centre

Station Road



NN9 5QF 


Our programme is structured around subject and phase communities. This offers us the opportunity to embody subject and phase in the fullest sense. Evidence shows it is the quality of teaching that can make the biggest difference to children’s learning in the classroom and our programme embodies quality first teaching principles. The curriculum is sequenced to provide trainees with access to expert practice and research at the appropriate times in their training, interleaving valuable opportunities to revisit and consistently deepen understanding of key curricular components. Our intent, therefore, is for our curriculum to be cohesive, integrated and personalised with placement needs in order to train high quality teachers, preparing trainees for the reality of both their subject teaching and the classroom. Phase and Subject specificity are central to the programme, along with the minimum entitlement of the CCF, in addition to a wider curriculum offer, based on the best available evidence for each subject. 

Geographical areas covered 



North Northamptonshire & West Northamptonshire 

The City of Northampton,  Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Rushden, Daventry, Brackley & Desborough 

*60% of our training is in London – so colleagues must be able to easily commute to central London  

Courses offered 





Initial Teacher Training – leading to QTS 

  • Primary (3-7, 5-11 or 7-11) 

  • Secondary (11-16): 

  1. Science(s) [Biology, Chemistry & Physics] 

  2. Maths 

  3. English 

  4. Geography & History 

  5. PE 

Early Years ITT – leading to EYTS 

For nursery or school settings in the 0-5 age range (Nursery through to Reception) following the EYFS Curriculum.  

Routes into teaching offered 






  1. Teaching Apprenticeship (PGTA) with QTS 

  1. School Direct Salaried with QTS 

  1. School Direct non-Salaried with QTS 

  1. Assessment Only, leading to QTS 

  1. EYITT leading to EYTS 



Main contact and contact details 

020 3910 0403 (Initial Teacher Training) 

020 8051 8774 (Early Years Teacher Training)  

4th Floor, Hend House, 233 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8EE  

Greenwood Academies Trust

At Greenwood Academies Trust we want the very best for our fantastic children and are looking for future teachers from all walks of life, who are as diverse and vibrant as the communities we serve.  

Trainees attend lectures and seminars online or in person, depending on the chosen ITT provider, typically one day a week with the rest of the time spent 'hands on' in the academy.  You will be assigned an academy-based Subject Mentor and Professional Tutor who will meet with you on a weekly basis to provide ongoing guidance and support. You are part of the team from day one! 

We have a great track record. Since 2013 we have successfully trained over 220 teachers, with many former trainees now in positions of leadership.  

Geographical areas covered 


Corby, Rushden, Northampton 

Courses offered 



Primary 3-7 and 5-11 

Primary SEND 

Secondary – all subjects 

Routes into teaching offered




Primary General 


QTS only 

Salaried School Direct 

Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship 

Main contact and contact details



Theresa Ford, Adviser – Early Careers  

Greenwood House, Private Road 2, Nottingham, NG4 2JY

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership is an experienced school-centred initial teacher-training provider established in 1997. Working with a close network of secondary partnership schools, we have extensive experience training teachers within Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.  

We provide Secondary PGCE courses (with QTS), validated by The University of Leicester, in a range of subjects. We aim to give trainees as much practical experience within the partnership schools as possible. Each Trainee’s work and programme of study is supervised by a Mentor who will take a close interest in their development as a teacher and colleague. This part of the course is complemented by a General Professional Studies programme and subject specific training. 

Our overall aim is to produce reflective professionals confident in applying for, and starting, their career as school teachers. Traditionally, over half of our Secondary Trainees take up their first teaching posts in the scheme’s Partnership Schools. 

Geographical areas covered 

Whole of Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes 

Courses offered 

Business Studies (14-19), Computer Science (11-16), Design & Technology including Food (11-19), English (11-19), Geography (11-19), History (11-19), Maths (11-19), MFL – French, German and Spanish (11-19), Science – Biology, Chemistry, Physics (11-19), PE (11-19) 

Routes into teaching offered  

PGCE with QTS 

Assessment Only QTS 

Main contact and contact details 

Recruitment Officer – Kate Martin email 

GUTP House, Sponne School, Brackley Road, Towcester, NN12 6DJ

Hatton Centre For Education 

Hatton Centre for Education’s purpose is to improve the quality of thinking and practice for all colleagues working in education. Our driving aim is to provide purposeful and highly effective opportunities for professional development, networking and research for those involved in chalk face education, leadership at all levels and in operational functions of life in schools. 

Our Train to Teach programme has a proven track record in providing outstanding primary and secondary teacher training. Our primary and secondary trainees have consistently high rates of employment and have found us to be supportive and friendly during their intensive training year. By the end of the course you will not only be awarded Qualified Teacher status, but will also be fully prepared to join the teaching profession in your Early Career Teacher (ECT) year.  

Geographical areas covered 

Wellingborough, Kettering, Northampton and surrounding areas 

Courses offered ) 


Primary  4 -11  - University of Leicester Lead Partner  

Secondary 11- 18  - University of Leicester Lead Partner: 


Routes into teaching offered 

QTS with PGCE 

Main contact and contact details 


Keren Gunn 

Train With Us - Hatton Centre For Education 

Orchard House, 79 Gold Street 
Wellingborough, Northants NN8 4EQ

NTTP (Northampton Teacher Training Partnership)

Northampton Teacher Training Partnership (NTTP) is a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training provider, working jointly with our Lead School: Northampton School for Boys. We offer a one-year full-time Secondary (11-16) course with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, currently validated by Birmingham Newman University. The partnership is comprised of schools from across the town and county and all include ex-trainees as members of staff, many now mentoring and delivering for us. Most trainees successfully gain employment in partnership schools, which is a huge strength of NTTP.  

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion at NTTP and welcome applications from all sections of society. 

Our key strengths are: 

  • Robust bespoke centre-based training programme to build trainees’ mastery; 

  • Consistently high-quality school placements, carefully matched to the individual needs of trainees; 

  • The expertise of our school-based tutors; 

  • A strong shared ethos of pastoral care, ensuring effective support; 

  • Excellent administrative support; 

  • 100% of trainees recommend NTTP.      

Geographical areas covered 





Wellingborough and surrounding areas 



Courses offered 





Secondary (11-16):  

Art & Design 








Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) 


Physical Education 



Religious Education 

Social Science 

Routes into teaching offered 

QTS with PGCE 

Main contact and contact details



Phone number: 01604 258662 


Enquiries out of term time – Jacqui Druker:  

X (formerly Twitter): @nttp_scitt  

Instagram: @nttp_scitt 

Northampton School for Boys, Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5RT

Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub (NTSH) working with accredited provider Teach First

NTSH are a DfE designated Hub of excellence and offers trainees a strong existing expertise; we are at the forefront of innovative practice in our area. Strong existing partnerships in the local area mean we can provide trainees the chance to experience excellent and contrasting school placements. Our training Hub is located at the excellent Brooke Weston Academy in Corby and is affiliated with the wider Brooke Weston Trust.  We offer a dedicated space to start you on your golden thread of career development with all academic training delivered in our bespoke premises on the Brooke Weston site. 


Working with our Teach First partner (Ofsted Outstanding April 2023), we seek to ensure that trainees graduate from the course feeling supported, confident and well equipped for teaching. Completion and employment rates are high. Trainee satisfaction is also at a very high level, as shown by evaluations of the course.  The academic training, the opportunity to discuss issues with peers, the level of support and the feeling of being valued are all particularly appreciated. 

Geographical areas covered

North Northants (our training Hub is in Corby), including Kettering and Wellingborough, more central Northampton locations.  Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Wisbech.  Some trainees come from Oundle or Thrapston areas. 

Courses offered 





General Primary aged 5-11  

Early Years 

Secondary subjects age 11-18 in: 

  • English 

  • Maths 

  • MFL (Spanish) 

  • History 

  • Geography 

  • Biology (with General Science) 

  • Physical Education 

Routes into teaching offered 


PGCE (awarded by Sheffield Hallam University) with QTS.  This is a full time School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (SCITT). 


The route is unsalaried but trainees can apply for student finance and many secondary subjects carry generous government bursaries. 

Main contact and contact details 

Angela Brown: email  

Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub, Brooke Weston Trust, Coomb Road, Great Oakley, NN18 8LA 

The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (the “NMAP SCITT”) and The National Modern Languages SCITT (the “NML SCITT”) 

At Oundle School, we run a regional “hub” for two national teacher training programmes, one for Modern Languages (the NML SCITT) and the other for Maths (the NMAP SCITT).   

These programmes are different from the traditional PGCE route.  Trainees spend more time working in schools from the start and study the educational theory (the PGCSE) part alongside teaching in the classroom.  The Oundle Hub offers the following: 

  • Weekly or fortnightly subject-specific training throughout out the course from subject specialists at Oundle School. 

  • The opportunity for trainees to build up teaching very gradually. 

  • Placements at two of our thirty partner schools in the area, enabling trainees to experience teaching in both independent and maintained sectors. 

  • Generous tax-free bursaries (subject to eligibility and DfE announcement every year) from the government, currently £25,000 for Modern Languages (or a £27,000 scholarship subject to eligibility) and £28,000 for Maths (or a £30,000 scholarship also subject to eligibility). 

  • 1-year course. 

Geographical areas covered 

  • Oundle 

  • Peterborough 

  • Wellingborough 

  • Oakham 

  • Uppingham 

  • Corby 

  • Kettering 

  • Stamford 

  • Bedford 

  • Cambridge 

  • Bourne 

  • Ely 

Courses offered 





Secondary only (11-16). 

  • Maths. 

  • Modern Languages, as follows: 

  • French, Spanish or German 

  • Arabic * 

  • Italian * 

  • Mandarin * 

* to be taken in conjunction with either French, Spanish or German 

Routes into teaching offered

QTS with PGCE. 

Main contact and contact details



Sara Davidson (Director of SCITTs at Oundle School) via the SCITT Administrator (Oundle Hub), Clare Douglas. 


Telephone: 01832 277138 

NMAP SCITT: Wycombe High School, Marlow Road, High Wycombe HP11 1TB 

NML SCITT: Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, Sheffield S11 9QH 

Oundle School: The Great Hall, New Street, Oundle PE8 4GH 


Pen Green Research, Development and Training Base

We are an early years research and higher education organisation offering practitioners in the early years, health and social sectors, a comprehensive range of professional development opportunities including a full early years degree programme, teacher training, short courses, conferences, seminars and bespoke training.

Geographical areas covered 

Delivered across Northamptonshire, based in Corby 

Courses offered

Initial Teacher Training – Primary with a 3-7 focus 


Routes into teaching offered 

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE, with a focus on the early years age group (3-7 years). 

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship 

Main contact and contact details 




General Enquiries: 

Amy Harrison 

01536 443435 

Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1AG

The Pilgrim Partnership 

The Cambridge Partnership/The Pilgrim Partnership is an experienced provider of Initial Teacher Education.  We have been training primary and secondary teachers successfully for more than 20 years and work with schools across the region to train the teachers they need.  

We offer tuition fee routes as well as the postgraduate teaching apprenticeship in both primary and secondary phases.  

Our routes lead to QTS and QTS with PGCE, delivered in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University. 

Although a large provider, our hub model means trainees work in small regional, phase specific hubs to ensure training is both local and relevant.  

Geographical areas covered 

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Leicestershire  

Courses offered






  • School Centred Initial Teacher Training  

Primary: 3-7, 5-11 and SEND focus 

Secondary: 11-16 English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Physics, French with Spanish, French with German, French, Geography, History, R.E, Art & Design, Design & Technology, Music, Drama and P.E. 

Secondary 14-19 courses are available in Business Studies. 

  • School Direct Tuition Fee 

              Primary: 3-7, 5-11 and SEND focus 

Secondary: 11-16 English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Physics, French with Spanish, French with German, French, Geography, History, R.E, Art & Design, Design & Technology, Music, Drama and P.E. 

Secondary 14-19 courses are available in Business Studies. 

  • School Direct Salaried (primary and secondary as above) – you must have a school willing to support you by employing you on at least point one of the unqualified teachers’ pay scale along with on costs and your course fees. School Direct (salaried) trainees are not eligible for bursaries, or scholarships. 

  • Apprenticeship Route – this route works in a similar way to the SDS route above. You need a school to employ you and the apprenticeship is for 12 months running from July to July.  

  • Assessment Only Route – this route is for people who are already teaching as unqualified teachers with a minimum of 2 years full time experience. There is no training programme, but your teaching is assessed over a period of 12 weeks.  

Routes into teaching offered 


Primary QTS /with PGCE 

Secondary QTS /with PGCE 

Assessment Only (primary and secondary) 

Apprenticeship Route (primary and secondary) 

Main contact and contact details 


The Cambridge Partnership - Developing inspirational teachers for the future ( 

Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS

The Cambridge Partnership 

Developing inspirational teachers for the future 

The Cambridge Partnership works to provide inspirational teachers and future school leaders for a significant area of the East of England. 

Centred in Cambridgeshire we have developed strong partnerships with schools across the region including Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. 

At The Cambridge Partnership (TCP) & The Pilgrim Partnership (TPP), our experienced and supportive team work closely with our partnership schools to provide a comprehensive programme – combining the latest research-based theories and in-school experience – for trainees who wish to teach in primary or secondary schools. 

Every one of our trainees has a dedicated Programme Manager to oversee all aspects of their training year. 

Geographical areas covered 

Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk , Suffolk , Bedfordshire, Leicestershire 

Courses offered 


Primary 3-7 & 5-11 

Secondary 11-16 Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business Studies, Computing, DT, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL, usic, PE, RE, Social Science 

Routes into teaching offered 




Tuition Fee (CORE route) PGCE with QTS 

Tuition Fee (CORE route) QTS only 

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship with QTS – Primary 

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship with QTS – Secondary 

Schools Direct Salaried Primary and Secondary 

Assessment Only 

Main contact and contact details 




The Cambridge Partnership 

Tel: 01223 491630 

Meridian Trust ITT, Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4RS

University of Warwick

The Centre for Teacher Education recently celebrated 75 years of teacher training on Westwood Campus in Coventry. We offer a range of local and international courses and have well-established partnerships with schools in the local area, the Midlands region, and further afield. 

At the Centre for Teacher Education, our values-based approach to developing early career teachers derives from our commitment to developing teachers who are just, curious, and creative and who contribute positively to every child’s educational outcome (including SEND and EAL pupils), and to tackling social deprivation. 

Geographical areas covered 

Wellingborough, Daventry, Braunston, Northampton 

Courses offered 

Primary: 3 to 7 and 5 to 11 

Secondary: Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies & Economics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Education, Social Sciences (Psychology & Sociology) 


Routes into teaching offered 

PGCE with QTS, 

Assessment Only QTS 

Main contact and contact details 

Leigh Capener, 

Partnership Officer 

University of Northampton

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. 

We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that you actually learn rather than the way you are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018. 

We want to ensure that your experience studying with us enables you to transform your life and those of others too, no matter how great or small this may be. 

Geographical areas covered 







Milton Keynes 

North Northamptonshire 


West Northamptonshire 

Courses offered 



Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) 

Learning and Teaching FdLT 

Learning and Teaching (SEND and Inclusive Provision Pathway) Foundation Degree 

Learning and Teaching (top-up) BA (Hons) 

PGCE (Top-Up) Primary/Early Years/Secondary 

Primary Education 5-11 (QTS) BA (Hons) 

Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE 

Routes into teaching offered 



Primary Education 5-11 (QTS) BA (Hons) 

Primary Education (5-11) (QTS) PGCE 

Assessment Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 

Main contact and contact details

Enquiries: 0300 303 2772 

Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton NN1 5PH