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PGCE Primary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status


Course Description

Why choose this course:

• We’ll provide you with a first class teacher training experience - we were delighted to be rated 'Outstanding' in our most recent Ofsted inspection
• We're one of the major providers in the East Midlands for Initial Teacher Education with opportunities to extend and develop your role as a teacher in today's society
• Our team of schools and university tutors have a strong national and international reputation for the quality of their training and research
• Upon completing this course, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and will be ready to start your career as a teacher
• At the end of the course you will also receive 60 credits towards a masters degree, such as our MA Education.

About the course:

Our course aims to be intellectually challenging whilst fully preparing you for the practical demands of teaching. It takes full account of current national developments in education. You'll be taught by a team of tutors who have a good national and international reputation for the quality of their training and research.

You will be mainly based in one of our partner school alliances, which means that you will be very well prepared for the practical demands of teaching, including the teaching of your chosen subject and the wider National Curriculum.

Depending on your preference and prior experience you can choose to specialise in teaching Early Years (3–7 year olds), Primary (5–11 year olds), or Later Years (7–11 year olds). Each route will provide a subject enhancement and study of school-related issues at masters level.

School experience is a key element of the PGCE course and we work closely with our partnership schools in the East Midlands to provide you with effective and practical experience. As part of the course, you'll go on two main teaching placements where you'll be supported by our 'outstanding' trained school mentors and link tutors.

Successful completion of this course will give you a PGCE, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and 60 credits at masters level.

Visit the PGCE Primary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status page on the University of Derby website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (at least upper second) or equivalent, plus GCSE grade C or above in English Language, Maths and a science, and evidence of successful completion of National College for Teaching and Leadership literacy and numeracy test. You’ll be expected to have a wide range of recent experience in UK primary schools.

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