- 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.
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.
The School Direct route is a popular choice for students who would like to secure a role in the network of schools where they train and 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.”
- Professional Practice and Pedagogy
- Theories of Learning and Teaching: The Pupil as Learner
- Developing Teacher Enquiry: Research Informed Practice
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesEducation Teaching View 833 other Masters in Education in United Kingdom
- 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.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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