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Routes into teaching

We help you to find your way, so you can help others to do the same.

With so many routes into teaching, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Which is why we’re here to support you at every step, allowing you to share what makes you brilliant.

Let’s work together for the future of Derby.

Choose your route…

Teach First

Teach First is an on-the-job teacher training programme involving a 5-week introductory training course and 2 years of classroom-based learning to gain a PGDE.
2 Years | No Fees | Full Time

School Direct Route

School Direct is a school-led teaching training course which allows you to be apart of a teaching training team within a school from day one.
1 Years | Up To £9,250.00 | Full Time / Part Time


PGCE offers 4 hours per week classroom attendance with tutorial opportunities and self-study.
2 years | From £3,500.00 | Part time
Unsure what course is right for you?
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Experience Teaching in Derby through a paid Internship

Teach Derby want to help you on your journey by offering you the opportunity to experience a 4 week paid internship in primary and secondary schools in Derby. During the 4 week period you will be immersed in school life in one of our Derby schools. You will receive formal beginner teacher training, shadow teachers, work as a teaching assistant and support our children and young people. This will lead to the opportunity to teach a lesson near the end of your placement. Use the button below to enquire about 2020/21 Internship opportunities.

Success Stories

Anna Russell
Maths Teacher
Bobby Carr
Year 2 Teacher