University of Derby: PGCE Secondary School Direct
|Institution||University of Derby|
You’re on the threshold of making one of the most exciting decisions of your life – to teach! Offering practical classroom experience throughout, our course will help you join a new generation of talented secondary school teachers.
Put your career plans on a firm footing – with a PGCE, recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits at masters level
Spend most of the year on placement, learning what it takes to become a great teacher
Benefit from our strong network of partnership schools so that you gain varied, challenging and effective practical experience
Develop your subject specialism and your understanding of teaching children from wide-ranging backgrounds
Be inspired by our team of dedicated, friendly tutors who are renowned internationally for high quality teaching and research
If you're interested in developing your skills in SEND, choose our optional Special Educational Needs and Disability pathway
|Level||NFQ Level 7|
You will need an undergraduate honours degree (preferably 2:1) or equivalent, plus GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths. You'll also be expected to have several weeks of recent experience in UK secondary schools. You must be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of subject knowledge in your chosen subject curriculum specialism.
Additionally, you will be required to have successfully completed the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy in order to secure a place on the course. We offer Skills Test preparation days to help you to gain the knowledge to successfully complete the tests.
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.
International student applications are welcomed and applicants must hold the above qualifications or equivalent with an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with 6.5 in each skills area.
|Location||Derby University |
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