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Primary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status

University of Derby

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About

Qualify as a primary teacher by training and learning ‘on the job’ for a year. We have joined forces with schools across the East Midlands to give you an excellent head start in one of the most important professions you could choose with this Primary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status degree at the University of Derby.

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Overview

  • Follow the School Direct route if you want to spend most of your time learning how to teach in schools
  • Receive recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on a course ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted - the highest possible accolade
  • Choose a route that matches your career aspirations - choose Early Years (3-7), Primary (5-11) or Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) which encompasses either Early Years (3-7) or Primary (5-11)
  • Benefit from our strong network of partnership schools so that you gain varied, challenging and effective practical experience
  • Be inspired by our team of dedicated, friendly tutors who are renowned internationally for high quality teaching and research
  • Take your career prospects to the next level: at the end of this course, you will receive 60 credits towards a masters degree

If you’re passionate about embarking on a teaching career, the PGCE Primary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Derby  enables you to immerse yourself in practical experience from the outset.

Careers

There are few professions as important and satisfying as teaching. Successful completion of this course gives you the ideal springboard into a worthwhile career: a PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status, 60 credits at masters level and substantial practical experience.

As a newly qualified teacher or trainer, you can also benefit from the University’s continuing support as you take your career forward. We offer a range of resources, subject updates, events, conferences and development opportunities to ease your transition into professional practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice and Pedagogy 
  • Theories of Learning and Teaching: The Pupil as Learner
  • Developing Teacher Enquiry: Research Informed Practice 

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
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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. There are currently a range of equivalences which can be accepted - please contact our Admissions team if you need clarification.
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required at the point of accepting a place at the University. The Disclosure and Barring Service was established when the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged in 2012 and will now provide the criminal records checking service for this course.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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