About the course
This course is a primary teaching apprenticeship with QTS. This means that candidates will follow a primary qualification with and additional pathway of SEND. Upon completion trainees are presented with QTS.
Our course is unique in the fact that you will complete placements in both the primary and special sector. By doing so, we believe that you will become a much more well rounded practitioner that is employable in both sectors.
Our course runs in partnership with the University of Derby who are recognised as an outstanding HEI provider.
Link tutor visits, key assessment points and level 6 studies are required to be completed throughout the course of the year. All of these elements are designed to ensure trainees are aware of current pedagogical and theoretical approaches to learning.
In addition to the university lectures, trainees are provided with in school 'Hub' days that further deepen the knowledge of classroom pedagogy which are facilitated by current school practitioners in a range of areas.
You will have to attend an interview prior to starting the apprenticeship.
How school placements work
Placements are conducted in contrasting key stages and sectors.
There are 3 placements in total. Placements 1 and 3 will be conducted at the candidates host school in their preferred key stage. Placement 2 is conducted at a partner school and will be in the candidates opposite key stage. For example, if your placements 1 and 3 were in KS1, then placement 2 would be in KS2 and vice versa.
This is to be discussed with the host school.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
Degree 2.2 and above
GCSE English, Maths, Science
Skills tests completed in English/Maths
About the training provider
Our inspirational School Direct programme offers highly motivated graduates the opportunity to train as primary/early years teachers whilst based in a school setting.
Trainees achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a University of Derby Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s-level credits whilst acquiring a wealth of practical experience in the classroom, alongside experienced teachers.
About the accredited body
Train to teach at Derby and you’re on your way to a worthwhile, rewarding and enjoyable career in Teaching, one where you can truly make a difference. With a rich heritage of teacher training dating back 165 years, we’re a major provider of NQTs in the East Midlands.
We have a strong reputation for nurturing successful, confident and forward-thinking teachers. Our teaching courses are highly regarded, with Ofsted awarding us an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Primary and Further Education and Skills provision.We were also ranked tenth in the country for undergraduate teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We would encourage applicants with any specific needs to talk to us so that we can plan accordingly to meet their requirements to support and accommodate.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Ashmount School, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough LE11 4SQ
Support and advice
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