Course details

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Full-time: 1 year

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Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Multi-Faith Centre, Kedleston Road

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What you will study

You'll study modules such as:

However, as all modules are ‘through’ modules, this may be revised in line with needs of the provider.

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

How you will learn

You will learn from face-to-face, blended and tutor-led delivery, allowing you to combine theory and practice in a situated learning environment.

Tutors have a wide variety of experience within the sector and can tailor sessions to reflect issues, agendas and priorities, enabling a flexible and responsive curriculum. The taught sessions are complemented by directed and private study done in your own time.

Work based practical experience underpins the framework at every stage. Experiential, individualised, and self-directed learning and teaching strategies will be used to enable you to develop personal, professional and transferable skills. There are elements of curriculum-based research embedded within the programme, allowing you to research current practice in teaching and learning.

How you're assessed

Assessment throughout the programme is through 100% coursework. The assessment methods for this programme aims to allow you to produce assignments that are current, professionally reflective and innovative. They have therefore been designed to be broad, wide ranging and flexible, facilitating inter-professional learning and allowing you to produce work relevant to your own areas of interest within your phase of education.

Who will teach you

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Grace Hoskins
Programme leader

Grace is a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education, Programme Leader for PGCE SCITT non QTS and Programme Leader for Provider-Led, School-Based Secondary PGCE with QTS

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Entry requirements

For admissions enquiries or if you are a SCITT provider and are interested in our PGCE for your trainees, please contact Programme Leader, Grace Hoskins

Fees and funding

Fees will be outlined in the contract with your QTS provider.


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, Qualified Teacher Status, 60 credits at masters level and substantial practical experience.

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  is an excellent option, especially if you have your sights set on more senior roles such as head teacher or deputy head teacher.

As an early career teacher, you can also benefit from the University’s continuing support as you take your career forward. We offer a range of resources, subject updates, events, conferences and development opportunities to ease your transition into professional practice.

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

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