ITT Programmes

Inclusive Teaching School Alliance in collaboration with Derby Early Years Teaching School

School Direct is a school-led teacher training course that gives you, high-quality graduates, a one year school based programme, run in conjunction with The University of Warwick and Derby Early Years Teaching School, which allows you to be a part of the teaching team within a school from day one.

You will be in school from the first day of the school year so you will be treated like a member of staff and attend staff meetings and development days. In your school you will be assigned a mentor and you will be supervised by a professional mentor.  You will also be supported through visits from a University Link Tutor. 

Our innovative and integrated programme is at the cutting edge of teacher training. Designed in collaboration with The University of Warwick, which has a long established reputation, we aim to produce outstanding reflective practitioners who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching and learning with a focus on Special Educational Needs

This Postgraduate Certificate in Education; early years school direct programme leads to qualified teacher status and together with 60 masters credits. This programme focuses on Special Educational Needs pupils from a mix of age ranges.

Course Length

1 year – August till July

Cost per year


Study Type

Full time

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