You can find 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

Please refer to the following document for more information: Applicant Pack 2022-2023


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 the following 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:


For further information you can call us on 01604 714777 or e-mail 



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