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Primary with Qualified Teacher Status PGCE

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you’re a graduate keen to embark on an exciting and rewarding future in primary teaching, this course is for you.

Course description

  • 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 master’s degree

How you're assessed

To achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will need to pass all modules of the PGCE course and the Department for Education's Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy. We run special preparation days to build your confidence and skills in advance of these compulsory national tests – many participants say these sessions provide excellent support.

Assessments are spread across the course and focus on practical, professional and academic competences. Your professional progress towards the Teachers’ Standards will be assessed in school by your trained mentors. At the University, your academic work will be assessed using a variety of strategies including essays, subject knowledge audits, presentations and posters.

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.”

In a profession with lots of opportunities for career progression, we also give you a stepping stone towards a master’s degree. When you complete this course, you will gain 60 credits at master’s level so that you can fast track to stage two of a master’s degree and accelerate your professional development. Our MA Education is an excellent option, especially if you have your sights set on more senior roles such as head teacher or deputy head teacher.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%

    20th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    10

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