Inspiring Leaders Primary (Derbyshire) Primary (T282)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Inspiring Leaders Primary (Leicester and Rutland)
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

“The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding. A fully comprehensive training programme is in place and ensures complete coverage of the primary curriculum.” Ofsted 2017

Our SCITT training route provides all trainees with a blend of school experience underpinned by an innovative and thorough taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners Nottingham Trent University. This brings 60 masters credits. Sessions on campus give you academic underpinning to your teaching practice, with two assignments that weave into your experience in school.

The taught programme is delivered by outstanding practitioners, who work as teachers in our schools and as leaders of their subjects for the partnership. This includes English, Maths, Science, Teaching & Learning, Inclusion, Behaviour, Cognitive Science and the Foundation Subjects – all up to date theory and practice that is being used with high impact in our schools now. As practising teachers who also guide other schools, our trainers have a wealth of current experience and ideas that you can use. The taught days, alongside a range of fun and immersive opportunities, including our residential, will ensure that you remain motivated throughout the programme and driven to become an exceptional teacher:

“Laura, Tom and Cath inspired us throughout the programme, kept us going when things got hard and gave us new and innovative ideas to try in the classroom”- ILTT Trainee

Your progress across the course is supported and monitored by our highly experienced Professional Tutor team, who will give both pastoral and developmental support over the year, ensuring that you are able to make the most of all elements of the course.

Overall, trainees from 21/22 rated our programme as 4.6 out of 5.

School placements

“The highly practical, school-based nature of the training which is valued by the trainees because it means they learn from the very best teachers’ practice and are given the time to apply their learning, academic research and training in their own classroom situations.” Ofsted 2017

Your time in school is the largest part of the training and that in which you apply learning from the other strands. School placements are not just about being in class – you will be part of the school team, taking a full part in the life of the school and making a real difference to the experiences and outcomes for the children in your care.

This course will require you working in two contrasting schools across our local partnership. We call these placements your host and your alternative school. You will complete your placement at your host school in the Autumn and Summer term, whilst your alternative placement will be completed in the Spring term. With each placement, you will change year group to cover these 3 age phases: Year 1 and 2; Year 3 and 4; Year 5 and 6, ensuring you gain a variety of experience so you can work out where you would like to be when you qualify as a teacher.

In each placement you will work in partnership with a Class Mentor, to the advantage of the children, planning and reviewing together. Your class mentor will give you on-going advice and support as well as modelling good practice.

Your professional progress will be formally supported by an experienced teacher in school – your Learning Coach, who will observe and meet with you regularly.

Your Professional Tutor will work closely with your host school and make visits during the placements.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Alfreton Nursery School
Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA
Alfreton Park Special School
Alfreton Park, Wingfield Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7AL
Brookfield Primary School
Burlington Avenue, Mansfield, Derbyshire, NG20 9AD
Brooklands Primary School
Clumber Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 1BX
Buxton Primary School
Mosley Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9DR
Codnor Primary School
Whitegates, Codnor, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 9QD
Grassmoor Primary School
North Wingfield Road, Grassmoor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 5EP
Heath Primary School
Slack Lane, Heath, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5RH
Hollingwood Primary School
Lilac Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 2JG
John King Infant Academy
Church Street West, Pinxton, Derbyshire, NG16 6NB
Kensington Junior School
St Johns Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5PA
Kirkstead Junior School
Kirkstead Road, Derbyshire, NG16 6NA
Laceyfields Academy
Laceyfields Road, Heanor, Derby, DE75 7HJ
Ladywood Primary School
Oliver Road, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4NH
Langley Mill Academy
Bailey Brook Crescent, Derbyshire, NG16 4FZ
Lea Primary School
Church Street, Lea, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 5JP
Longwood Community Infant School
Wharf Road, Derbyshire, NG16 6PA
Lons Infant School
Tavistock Avenue, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SE
Morley Primary School
Main Road, Morley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 6DF
Newton Primary School
Hall Lane, Newton, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 5TL
North Wingfield Primary School
Blacks Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 5LG
Palterton Primary School
Back Lane, Palterton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6UN
Poolsbrook Primary School
Cottage Close, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3LF
Riddings Infant and Nursery School
West Street, Riddings, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 4EW
Scarcliffe Primary School
Fox Hill, Scarcliffe, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6TH
Stonebroom Primary and Nursery School
High Street, Stonebroom, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6JY
Swanwick School and Sports College
Hayes Lane, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 1AR
The Green Infant School
New Street, Alfreton, Derbyshireshire, DE55 2BS
Tupton Primary and Nursery School
Queen Victoria Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6DY
Walton Peak Primary School
Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ
Wessington Primary School
The Green, Wessington, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6DQ
Woodbridge Junior School
Grange Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7JA

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.

We offer equivalencies to candidates that have accepted their places with ILTT.

Personal qualities

At Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training we are looking for 6 key qualities (named iL6) in our trainee teachers. These key qualities are what we think you will need in order to help you become an outstanding teacher and future leader. To be: resilient, reflective, creative, knowledgeable, emotionally intelligent and professional.

We are looking for candidates that have a good awareness of current educational issues and have a deep understanding and open mind about how they affect children and schools.

Experience of working with children is ideal - contact us to organise if needed:

Other requirements

Please be aware that the welfare of our children is our highest priority, and all offers of training places are subject to DBS, identity and reference checks.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2023 to 2024 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £9,250

Financial Support

On our course, trainees are entitled to the same financial support as other teacher training courses. Those from the UK or EU are eligible for student loans in order to help cover tuition fees and maintenance.

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About the training provider

Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training (ILTT), is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rated School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider, formed by Teaching School Hubs and Trusts across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. These particular Derbyshire based Primary courses are led by Flying High Futures with partners at Potentia Teaching School Hub and Redhill Teaching Hub. We believe in realising potential through collaboration and partnership. All of the schools you will be based within aspire to be the best places for children to learn and develop their full potential. To achieve this we need to recruit, support and invest in teachers with the passion and determination to provide outstanding opportunities and experiences for our children. Our programme provides all trainees with a blend of school experience alongside an innovative and inspiring taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners Nottingham Trent University. We are offering much more than just a training year, supporting you through training year, into employment as an ECT and offering a bespoke package of support that will ensure you maximise your potential. We are determined to support you to become the best you can be and to change the lives of our children. Overall, trainees from 21/22 rated our programme as 4.6 out of 5. For more information visit: ( Call us on 01246903550 or email us at Follow us on Twitter @ilscitt

Interview process

“Leaders are constantly evaluating the recruitment and selection processes to make sure they attract high-quality candidates with the skills, the moral purpose and the ‘staying power’ to be a successful teacher” – Ofsted 2017

Selecting the right people to train with us in our schools is of utmost importance.

Our interviews take place within our schools and we aim to make you feel relaxed enough to show us who you really are.

The interview includes:

  • an opportunity to find out more about us
  • a formal interview in which we find out more about you and establish whether you are suitable to train with us and in our schools;
  • A lesson that you will pre-plan and deliver to a small group of children (Full details are provided prior to the interview)
  • Safeguarding & identity checks.

Applying to our course

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an equal opportunities provider and provide support for all our students with their learning requirements.

Our partner universities provide support for trainees with different needs and learning requirements.

This can be discussed at the screening and interview process.

Contact this training provider

Suite 3-Elm, Genesis Business Centre
32-46 King Street,
DE55 7DQ

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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