Carmel College, The Headlands, Darlington DL3 8RP
01325 523474

Application Info

Check your Pre-requisite criteria below or via the website HERE

How to Apply

Applications are now OPEN for our primary and secondary teacher training course places starting in September 2024, via the government portal. Read below on how to apply.

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Applying via GOV.UK

You can apply to us online for CTTP Primary places at GOV.UK. We cannot accept any direct applications.

You can apply to us online for CTTP Secondary places at GOV.UK. We cannot accept any direct applications.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst CTTP and Carmel College are listed as separate options, your application can be made to either (or both). The same applies for specific subjects at Secondary level.


Post Graduate Funding

Please click to see information on bursaries and funding.

Get In Touch

To find out more about our programme and what we can offer you as you embark onto a rewarding career in education, just get in touch or call 01325 523474 to speak to our Primary or Secondary Leads.

Application Process

Do you need further information or advice on any of those steps? Get in touch with us on 01325 523 474!


Entry Requirements


Candidates must be able to communicate in English clearly. A candidate must be accurate in spoken and written English.

If English is not your first language you should at least hold a qualification in English language proficiency such as International English Language Testing System, Cambridge Certificate of Proficient in English or Advanced English. Please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns regarding your level of English.

Candidates must hold a degree (or are awaiting results) and GCSEs (or equivalent)

See page for full criteria 

Degree details 

Entrants must hold a degree from a United Kingdom university or a recognised equivalent qualification. For entrants with a degree from overseas please contact ENIC, the European Network of Information Centres for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills) to obtain written confirmation of equivalency.

GCSE details

All Primary entrants must have attained a minimum grade C / Level 4 in GCSE English, maths and science.

All Secondary entrants must have attained a minimum grade C / Level 4 in GCSE English and maths.


We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with very good communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others.
Successful applicants are confident and passionate about teaching and are also able to contribute to the wider school ethos and community. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding. Developing excellent interpersonal skills will enable trainees to effectively support the learning of groups of young people from diverse backgrounds. We are looking for people who strive and who are committed to their own professional development; people who are proactive and independent but also team players willing to listen and act upon advice.


Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

As an ITT provider, we may see applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers but who need to increase their subject knowledge before the Teachers Standards can be met. An SKE programme can help a potential teachers feel more confident in their ability to teach a specific subject. For more information, please visit our SKE page.

School Experience

School experience is not essential but if desired, this can be arranged, Covid-19 protocols allowing, by contacting a member of the team on or call 01325 523474.