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University of Derby: PGCE Secondary School Direct

Institution University of Derby View institution profile
Department PGCE courses
Study type Taught


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


University of Derby

At the University of Derby, our focus is on industry-relevant, expert teaching to help you prepare for a successful career.

We offer a range of postgraduate courses across a wide variety of subjects; many are accredited by industry bodies. You’ll work with an academic team that has years of industry experience and a passion for applied research. And you’ll be part of a diverse community of students, including many from countries around the world.

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High-quality teaching is at the heart of what we do – and we are ranked in the Top 15 for …

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