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Secondary (School Direct) 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

Course description

  • Put your career plans on a firm footing – with a PGCE, recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits at masters level
  • Spend most of the year on placement, learning what it takes to become a great teacher
  • Benefit from our strong network of partnership schools so that you gain varied, challenging and effective practical experience
  • Develop your subject specialism and your understanding of teaching children from wide-ranging backgrounds
  • Be inspired by our team of dedicated, friendly tutors who are renowned internationally for high quality teaching and research
  • If you're interested in developing your skills in SEND, choose our optional Special Educational Needs and Disability pathway.

School Direct courses have high levels of employment and student satisfaction. You will be recruited as a trainee and based mainly in one of our partner Teaching School Alliances, so you will become a valuable part of a school team from the start. With intensive support in the classroom and the guidance of University experts, you will be fully prepared for the practical demands of secondary teaching in your chosen subject specialism.

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, recommendation for 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.

In a profession with lots of opportunities for career progression, we also give you a stepping stone towards a masters degree. With your 60 credits at masters level, you can ‘fast track’ to stage two of a masters degree and accelerate your professional development. Our acclaimed MA Education is an excellent option, especially if you have your sights set on more senior roles such as deputy/head of department, deputy/head of year, or senior leadership.

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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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