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Other Initial Teacher Training Providers

Within our region, there are a number of other ITT providers who work with our local schools to recruit trainees and provide placements within Derbyshire schools.

For the majority of these organisations who are based outside of Derbyshire, they provide the opportunity for prospective trainees to access their academic input where they are located, whilst being able to train in a Derbyshire school.

These organisations include;

Alfreton Nursery ITT

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Alfreton Nursery School has been consistently outstanding for over 22 years and was accredited as a National Teaching School in September 2015 in recognition of its hard work and collective drive to constantly raise standards in school. As all Teaching Schools were de-designated in September 2021, Alfreton Nursery School Initial Teacher Training (ITT) now sits at the heart of Potentia Teaching School Hub as Early Years specialists and we look forward to continuing to offer bespoke programmes for all our future teachers.

Teacher Training, School Direct Places

We are pleased to announce we are currently offering Primary School Direct Places in collaboration with Derby University for the 2023/24 academic year.

All applications are through Apply for teacher training – To apply - click here. The system is currently live.

Please see below for further information about School Direct places.

Alfreton Nursery School ITT

Initial Teacher Training | Alfreton Nursery School

Stanton Close, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7SH

ITT Lead - Rachel Longmate


Tel: 01773 520031


Derby College


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Are you aiming to change your career to a rewarding role in teaching? Do you already work in education and need to update your skills and knowledge? Or would you like to head overseas teaching English as a foreign language?.

Derby College could have the ideal course to help you achieve your ambitions.

We offer high-calibre, relevant and up-to-date teacher training, including specialist courses in teaching disabled Students and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

You will be working towards recognised qualifications that meet latest professional standards and offer clear progression routes to success in a worthwhile career.

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Initial Teacher Training & Education (ITTE) is a course that gives you the skills that schools are looking for in a early career teacher. Accredited by the University of Derby, and working with two placement schools from the local area, the successful completion of the course will lead to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), 60 credits towards a masters and a Teacher Reference Number (TRN). The course is full time and lasts one year.

DTSA is passionate about providing high quality Initial Teacher Training & Education (ITTE) in a full time school-based setting. This offers you the best possible opportunities to completing your training successfully and become an outstanding teacher. DTSA has strong links with the Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) in the Derbyshire area and is uniquely placed to offer training at Primary level on Science to help with the course content and practical ideas for teaching. This is important in securing a teaching post within the Derby and Derbyshire area because of our strong STEM economy. This comes at no additional cost for our ITTE placements.

ITTE - University of Derby - DTSA


Tel: 07411 529201


Get into Teaching

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Huddersfield University

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Have you ever had an inspiring teacher?

Someone who changed the way you thought about things and opened up a world of possibilities? Few careers are as rewarding as teaching.

Our Teacher Training courses could help you go on to make a real difference to people, young and old. And while you’re studying you’ll get practical experience that will transform your own prospects too. 

Great teachers aren’t born. They’re made.

Thanks to our links with schools, colleges, early years facilities and local authorities, you will have the chance to get out there and get teaching. We aim to get you teaching early on, right from the first term in fact. There are lots of opportunities along the way to try different teaching settings, to give you a better feel of the options for your career. 

Teacher training - University of Huddersfield

School of Education and Professional Development
University of Huddersfield

Tel. +44 (0)1484 478249




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Teacher Training that Makes a Difference

We know that you want to be the best teacher you can be – to inspire the next generation, to improve outcomes for young people and to make a difference.

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have but it is also demanding. Through a supportive partnership of experienced professionals, collaboration with peers from all different backgrounds, and an opportunity to learn in a classroom environment right from day one, you will qualify with your PGCE, grow in confidence and become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Are you ready to start your journey?


We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can support your application to become a teacher, Please contact us via phone or by filling in the form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.

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Primary Route Tel: 0116 3184066

Secondary Route Tel: 0115 9261481


National Institute of Teaching

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The Initial Teacher Training Programme at NIoT embraces various routes into the teaching profession. This innovative programme offers different pathways, including fee-paying, salaried, and the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship, accommodating various learning styles and commitments, fostering a rich and inclusive environment for aspiring teachers. The NIoT’s Initial Teacher Training is a fully immersive school-centred programme – aspiring teachers will be in the classroom from the very start.

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National Institute of Teaching, Potovens Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2PF


Tel: 0330 133 6300


Nottingham Trent University

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Childhood, Education and Teacher Training

Shape minds, lives and futures and unlock your individual potential with our Childhood, Education and Teacher Training courses. At NTU, we’ve been developing teachers, practitioners and professionals for over 60 years. You’ll learn in specially designed teaching rooms that replicate real-life classrooms and nursery settings, and gather plenty of hands-on work experience.

Childhood, Education and Teacher Training at NTU

From early years through to adult education, our courses span all phases of learning and development.

You’ll learn at the forefront of your sector with courses designed and delivered by lecturers with first-hand experience in their field.

With placements and work-based opportunities, you’ll be well prepared for the world of work, through our extensive network of partner schools and institutions.

We offer a number of routes into teaching, which lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

Childhood, Education and Teacher Training | Nottingham Trent University


Tel: 0115 848 2999


Sheffield Hallam University

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Our award winning teacher training will help you shape the future lives of children and young people. We champion applied learning and have partnered with over 600 schools and colleges so that you can put your learning into practice.

Whether you're looking to teach early years, post 16 or even further teacher training, we have a course that will suit you.

City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB, UK


Tel: 0114 225 5555

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Sheffield SCITT

Sheffield SCITT


The Sheffield SCITT (school-centred initial teacher training) is one of the largest teacher training providers in South Yorkshire. We offer Primary 3-7, Primary 5-11, Secondary and Assessment Only Teacher Training.
Sheffield SCITT is owned and operated by Notre Dame High School, Sheffield. The primary lead school is St Catherine’s, Sheffield, rated ‘Outstanding’ in it’s recent Ofsted. The Sheffield SCITT was judged ‘Good’ by OFSTED for the quality of its teacher training. Download the Sheffield SCITT brochure.

Our approach is based on what our partnership Headteachers are looking for in their Newly Qualified Teachers. They far prefer teachers who have spent the whole year in school experiencing the full calendar cycle of the school year and being involved in every aspect of the professional teacher’s role in their schools. They find teachers trained by serving outstanding teachers this way are better prepared for the rigours of qualified teaching, and progress more quickly in their careers in their schools. It is their preferred route for recruiting their Early Career Teachers. All of our partner schools, both Primary and Secondary have recruited Early Career Teachers from the Sheffield SCITT. You can choose either a QTS (Qualifies Teacher Status)only route, or opt to study for a masters level PGCE alongside QTS

Please note: The Sheffield SCITT only provides unsalaried courses.


Tel: 0114 230 2536



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Find out more about local initial teacher training partners in Derby and Derbyshire who offer a range of routes into teaching.


University of Derby

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Drawing on our rich heritage of teacher training dating back almost 170 years, we help you chart your own rewarding and enjoyable future making a genuine difference to children and young people’s lives. Our postgraduate courses offer substantial classroom experience and prepare you to teach the age group of your choice.

We have longstanding partnerships with over 400 schools and have won Ofsted praise for nurturing confident, successful and highly employable teachers. You will be inspired by an expert teaching team which includes published researchers who are an excellent source of ideas for you to take back to the classroom.

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road 
DE22 1GB


Tel: 01332 590500


University of Nottingham



Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

This is the place where you’ll be supported, but challenged, so that you can thrive as a teacher. This is the place where you’ll experience a diverse schools partnership supporting your journey to becoming an inclusive practitioner. This is the place where you’ll work with education experts who can guide you to become the teacher you want to be. This is teacher training at the University of Nottingham.

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) - The University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB


Tel: 0115 951 5151


University of Manchester

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Manchester Institute of Education
School of Environment, Education and Development 
Arthur Lewis Building 
The University of Manchester 
Oxford Road 
M13 9PL


Tel: 0161 275 2817


Learners First Partnership

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Learners First is an inclusive, school-led partnership of over 200 schools and academies, covering all phases and a range of geographical areas. Our ITT programme has been developed over a number of years to:

  • Offer an authentic and high quality training approach which allows you to be immersed in school life from the start, fully preparing you for life as a full-time teacher.
  • Be led, quality assured and delivered by experienced practicing professionals who work in high-performing schools, academies and Multi Academy Trusts.
  • Provide mentoring and support from outstanding teachers, who focus on ensuring that you develop your knowledge, skills and professional attributes.
  • Give you a different experience in a second placement school with an opportunity to experience another key stage as well as opportunities to explore specialist settings.
  • In partnership with our partner Universities, we provide a powerful, bespoke experience to launch your teaching career. We work to ensure that all our trainees have the potential to be outstanding at the end of the programme
  • Offer a programme of academic learning and high quality training. You will cover all aspects of education and pedagogy in your training. This is supported by professional development in areas such as managing behaviour, how to prepare, plan and structure lessons, questioning techniques, demonstrating progress and co-operative learning strategies. This is also a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues, share good practice and engage in peer coaching.
  • As well as securing your QTS, you will achieve a PGCE with credits towards a Masters qualification.
  • Offer excellent support, every step of the way from providing advice about funding, to a comprehensive induction process, you will be guided from application to employment.
  • A key part of our programme is also helping you to understand how you can achieve a work-life balance and helping you to become a successful – and healthy – member of a school team.

Initial Teacher Training – Learners First


Tel: 01709 267021





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