PGCE Primary with Qualified Teacher Status (PGCE)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14045 per year

All study options

About PGCE Primary with Qualified Teacher Status at University of Derby

  • Study a course ranked as 'outstanding' by Ofsted - the highest possible accolade
  • Gain substantial practical experience on teaching placements in our partnership schools across the region
  • Be inspired by our team of dedicated, friendly tutors who are renowned internationally for high quality teaching and research
  • Choose a curriculum enhancement in a range of subjects to advance your skills in a specific area
  • Take your career prospects to the next level: at the end of this course, you will receive 60 credits towards a masters degree

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPGCEHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14045 per year

Entry requirements

You must have a good UK Honours degree (preferably 2:1) or equivalent, plus grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics, English Language and a Science. You need to have already gained the required GCSE grades when you apply. There are currently a range of equivalences which can be accepted - please contact our Admissions team if you need clarification.

Demand for places on the course is very high, so you must also:

  • be able to communicate clearly and in spoken and written English, with a good understanding of correct grammar
  • meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach
  • meet all the Department for Education entry requirements for Initial Teacher Education courses including suitability and fitness to teach checks
  • have successfully gained a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which 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

You will specialise in Early Years: age 3-7 (Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1), Primary: age 5-11 (Key Stage 1 and 2), or Later Years: age 7-11 (Key Stage 2). You must demonstrate engagement with the relevant Key Stages prior to application.

We value applications from students with a range of talents, experiences and backgrounds, but only UK residents are entitled to funding.

If you apply when you are in the final year of your degree, you may not have a degree certificate before you start the course. Statements of Achievement, Diploma Supplements or a letter from the awarding University are acceptable provided it contains full details of the degree that has been awarded and the date of award. Ensure you obtain a copy of the certificate as soon as it is available.

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. However, applicants will also need to demonstrate their ability to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English. If you are travelling to the UK to take your Skills Tests, please contact us to arrange your interview by emailing

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