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Primary with Qualified Teacher Status

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About

If you’re a graduate keen to embark on an exciting and rewarding future in primary teaching, this Primary with Qualified Teacher Status course from the University of Derby is for you.

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Overview

  • Study a course ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – the highest possible accolade
  • Gain substantial practical experience on teaching placements in our partnership schools across the region
  • Be inspired by our team of dedicated, friendly tutors who are renowned internationally for high quality teaching and research
  • Choose a curriculum enhancement in a range of subjects to advance your skills in a specific area
  • Take your career prospects to the next level: at the end of this course, you will receive 60 credits towards a masters degree

The PGCE Primary with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Derby  leads to the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and prepares you for a fulfilling career where you can make a real difference to children’s lives. You will be fully equipped for the practical demands of the role, including teaching all the National Curriculum subjects. 

Careers

There are few professions as important and satisfying as teaching. This course offers the ideal route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to embark directly upon your career in a school and to develop your role as a teacher in today's society.

We pride ourselves on producing highly employable graduates. Ofsted said: “Many trainees gain teaching posts before they finish their training and almost all have obtained a teaching post within a very short time of leaving the University.”

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice: Becoming a Teacher
  • Professional Practice: Aiming for Excellence
  • Professional Studies: Understanding Aspiration and Achievement
  • Curriculum Studies: Principles of the Primary Curriculum
  • Professional and Curriculum Enhancement - for this module, you will choose a subject such as Maths, English, Science, Wider Curriculum, PE, Inclusion or Primary Modern Foreign Languages

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a good UK Honours degree (preferably 2:1) or equivalent, plus grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics, English Language and a Science. You need to have already gained the required GCSE grades when you apply.

Demand for places on the course is very high, so you must also:

  • be able to communicate clearly and in spoken and written English, with a good understanding of correct grammar
  • meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach
  • meet all the Department for Education entry requirements for Initial Teacher Education courses including suitability and fitness to teach checks
  • have successfully gained a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Funding

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