You can find details about our programme and other postgraduate teacher training programmes from 5th October 2021 here

Application Process

You can find more information on the application process for teacher training courses here

Applications for our 2022-2023 recruitment cycle will be open on 12th October 2021. 

This year, applications for our Primary School Direct programme should be submitted online through DFE Apply

Our course code for applications is 24ZM for the tuition-only route.

If you meet the entry requirements and you match the profile of who we are looking for following shortlisting, you will be invited to a selection day at Fairfields School.

Information for Applicants

Our applicant pack provides you with all you need to know about our programme. Please refer to the following document for more information:


Entry Requirements

All applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • English, Maths and Science GCSE at Grace C/4 or above (some equivalency certificates are accepted)
  • Undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above
  • Additionally, all trainee placements will be subject to a full enhanced DBS check and medical questionnaire before commencement

 For further information regarding statutory entry requirements, please visit this website

Financial Information

Tuition Route

On the tuition only route, you will need to pay your tuition fees to the University of Derby (currently £9250 as of 2021/2022). You can get financial support with this via tuition fee loans. 

For information regarding financial support, please visit this website

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