About the course
English Martyrs Long Eaton
Christ the King primary Alfreton
St Albans Chaddesden
St Anne's Buxton
St Edward's Catholic Academy Swandlincote
St George's Primary Littleover
St Marys, Marple Bridge Stockport
St Thomas Primary Ilkeston
The Priory School Derby
St Patrick's Mansfield
Study options - Full-time: 1 year
UK/EU fee - £9,250 per year (2018/19)
Course level - Postgraduate
Qualification - PGCE
Start date - September
Location - Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
How you will learn
You will spend most of your time learning how to teach in schools linked to our network of partner schools. Located across the Midlands, they will work together in clusters to support you on placement. The placements and enhanced school opportunities will provide you with challenging and exciting experiences.
You'll also spend time at the University of Derby, working in their excellent facilities with University and school-based tutors, in order to develop your growing understanding of what it takes to become a great teacher.
How you're assessed
All assessments relate to your school placements; you will complete three assessed teaching placements, two in your main school and one in a second school, and additional enhanced school opportunities, which will provide you with the challenging and exciting experience you need. There will be in-depth teacher enquiry on school-based issues.
You'll also have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss your developing subject knowledge of the core and wider curriculum subjects, as well as developing your skills in research-informed practice.
If you can't see the location listed for the school you wish to train at, please contact us and we will provide you with the details.
How school placements work
With the support of your mentor and link tutor, you will undertake two assessed school experiences as well as shorter school experiences.
For 'Professional Practice: Becoming a Teacher' you will observe experienced practitioners in the classroom, teach alongside your mentor and begin to take responsibility for the class as a whole. You will put into practice the skills of planning, delivery and assessment that you cover in your University-based training. You will also gain the wider professional skills demanded of a teacher such as dealing with parents, contributing to after-school activities and planning school trips.
For 'Professional Practice: Aiming for Excellence' you will be placed at a different school or setting, with the opportunity to work with children from another age group. At first, you will be given time to observe other teachers and get to know your class. You can then expect to progress more quickly to taking fuller responsibility for the class.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
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 Derby University Admissions team if you need clarification.
You will be required to have successfully completed the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy to secure a place on the course. The University offers Skills Test preparation days .
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.
About the training provider
We are delighted that you are considering training with our Alliance and we would really like you to apply to join us. Providing a high level of care and support for our trainees is part of our ethos. Our places are open to all applicants who share our values and are passionate about supporting the learning of our students.
Our Alliance is founded on the principle of collaboration and an absolute belief that by working together we can improve outcomes for all students in all of our schools. Our schools have a long record of partnership with our Higher Education partners in helping to train teachers. School Direct gives us the chance to select and train our own outstanding teachers of the future.
If you choose to train with us you can expect:
*successful trainees will obtain a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) by the end of the programme
*a programme that gives you four days a week in school and one day a week at University
*the chance to observe and work with outstanding teachers
*outstanding mentoring from an experienced and trained mentor
*a bespoke programme of support sessions
*a comprehensive induction programme
*a second school placement in a contrasting school
We are working in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Derby and Bishop’s Grosseteste Lincoln.
We are committed to identifying, training and developing outstanding teachers of the future.
About the accredited body
You’re on the threshold of making one of the most important decisions of your life - to teach!
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 newly qualified teachers 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,Further Education and Skills .
Training with disabilities and other needs
We coordinate support and access arrangements for disabled applicants with specific learning difficulties. We work with academic staff, Universities and external agencies to meet individual access requirements.
Our commitment is to ensure that everybody has an equal opportunity to become an active part of school life irrelevant of their needs.
The Teaching School is committed to equality and aims to comply with the Equality Act (2010).
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:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
Christ the King Primary
Firs Ave, , Alfreton , Derbyshire DE55 7EN
English Martyrs, Long Eaton
Bracken Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4DA
St Alban's Catholic Primary School
Newstead Avenue,, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 6NU
St Charles Catholic Primary School, Measham
Bosworth Road,, Measham, Derbyshire DE12 7LQ
St Edward's Catholic Academy, Swadlincote
Newhall Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 0BD
St Marys Catholic Primary School, Grimsby
Wellington St,, Grimsby DN32 7JX
St Marys Catholic Primary School, Marple Bridge
Lowry Drive, Marple Bridge, Stockport SK6 5BR
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