Taught course

Primary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status

University of Derby · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

If you’re passionate about embarking on a teaching career, our PGCE Primary (School Direct) enables you to immerse yourself in practical experience from the outset. We have joined forces with a network of partner schools which work in clusters to support you on placement. You’ll be primarily based with these clusters, learning how to teach. You will also spend time at the University to develop your understanding of what it takes to be a great teacher.

You can tailor your studies to match your own interests and career plans. Depending on your preference and any prior experience, you can choose to specialise in teaching Early Years (3–7 year olds), Primary (5–11 year olds), or Later Years (7–11 year olds).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Diane Willison