College of Education

Our College of Education is made up of four Departments.

Department of Education and Childhood

We offer a range of Undergraduate courses to allow you to support children and young people effectively, to empower them to achieve their potential. You will gain the necessary skills to flourish in your chosen field, from child development to teaching learners with special educational needs and disabilities. Our teacher trainer provision is consistently rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, marking the dedication and skill of our teaching team.

Department of PG and Initial Teacher Training

This Department comprises of courses to prepare you to thoroughly meet the demands of the ever-changing teaching industry. We offer a full suite of Initial Teacher Training courses to equip you to teach all age ranges, from early years to post 14 learners. Our Postgraduate opportunities allow you to maturely reflect upon your teaching and apply theories to practice, and to share ideas with fellow professionals in the field.  You will be choosing to join a team that has consistently received 'outstanding' Ofsted results for our teacher training provision.

Academies and UTC

The University of Derby, Rolls Royce and Derby College are co-sponsors of The Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (Derby Manufacturing UTC), opening in central Derby in 2015. In partnership with local stakeholders and employers, the Derby Manufacturing UTC will provide innovative education and training for young people who have an interest and aptitude for engineering and technological based careers. With a focus on engineering and emerging technologies, the aim is to develop young people who are skilled, professional and enterprising.

More information on our academies to follow.

Institute of Education

Currently in development, our Institute of Education exemplifies the excellent research and specialist practice that is conducted across our institution. More information to follow.