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PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Portsmouth
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available 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
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

The School Direct programme is a one-year, Postgraduate route into teaching that allows you to graduate with:

  • a wealth of classroom experience
  • a full PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
  • Qualified Teacher Status.

The School Direct programme is open to domestic and international students. Please note Visa sponsorship is possible but not guaranteed for international candidates.

School Direct differs from University based PGCE in that you apply to the Teaching School through UCAS and you will be told which school you will be based in. This allows you to ensure you can organise travel arrangements, childcare and other commitments you may have alongside studying for the PGCE. You will still obtain a PGCE qualification at the end. In addition, because it is school based, it means you will be in school from day one; when staff return in September you join them at the staff INSET, which allows you to see how class teachers set out their lesson plans and routines for their new classes.

Your training is managed by Bohunt Education Trust (BET) and delivered in collaboration with our partner Universities. This ensures you have a trio of support: your school mentor, your BET professional tutor and the University link tutor.

Training comprises:

  • 15 days of Trust-based training where you travel to different schools within the Trust for various training themes
  • University days where you are often taught alongside their PGCE. Please be aware that each University has different set ups, lecture timetables and course end dates. If you are unsure about this and the travel commitment involved please ensure that, you ask about this on School Experience or at Interview.

School placements

You will spend the majority of the time, starting in September, at your main placement school, with training sessions delivered by Bohunt Education Trust schools and the partner University for your subject. University sessions differ between providers. Some have training every Friday, others blocks of a week or more. So please ask at Interview.

There is an expectation that you will attend the August/September INSET day(s) alongside school staff so please be advised to check the dates that you need to start when booking summer holidays. In addition there is an Induction date in July.

You will also have a second placement usually in February-March, before returning to your main placement school to finish your training. The School Direct programme gives you a much greater say in where your training is based. Whilst we can never guarantee a placement before interview, we can guarantee you will be placed within our partner schools and that the earlier you apply the more likely you are to be placed in a school of your choice.

Where there is limited vacancies – you list your three preferred schools within our alliance and you will be placed at one of these schools.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bohunt Education Trust (main site)
Bohunt School, Longmoor Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7NY
Bohunt School Horsham
Arun House, Hurst Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2DN
Bohunt School Liphook
Bohunt School, Longmoor Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7NY
Bohunt School Wokingham
Remount Drive, Arborfield, Reading, RG2 9GB
Bohunt School Worthing
65a Broadwater Road, Worthing , West Sussex, BN14 8AH
Priory School
Fawcett Rd, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 0DL
Steyning Grammar School
Shooting field, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RX
The Costello School
Crossborough Hill, Basingstoke , Hampshire, RG21 4AL
The Petersfield School
Cranford Rd, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3LU

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

We are looking for high quality candidates who are ambitious, creative, confident, dynamic and forward thinking. Ideal candidates are team players with good presentation and communication skills. Above all we want people with a passion to inspire our students about their subject and about learning.

Other requirements

If you have non-UK qualifications, you will need a Statement of Comparability from UK NARIC.

Upon successful interview, you need to pass the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before training begins

Passing of a DBS check (for international candidates a police clearance is required from any country they have lived in for more than 12 months).

Successful completion of Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to training (if required).

These requirements will be a conditional part of any offer and must be met before training starts.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they check the qualification requirements.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £15,000

The course fees for domestic/international students for our School Direct (non-salaried) programme are in line with our partner Universities. Please see University websites for further details.

Please be aware that International student’s fees are different and are not always eligible for Bursary support. This means it is likely that your training course will be self-funded. In terms of bursaries it is your responsibility to check what you are entitled to based on your qualifications you have. Alternatively, there is a salaried route, please enquire if this is available for your subject/school.

About the training provider

Bohunt Education Trust (BET)

At BET, we provide innovative, high-quality education for children aged four to 18. We are a multi-academy trust (MAT) of eight non-fee paying schools, working together with shared values and vision to ensure consistency and excellence for all our students. We set the highest expectations, and nurture students’ individual talents and interests to help them flourish and achieve their full potential.

Bohunt School is the lead training school (rated Outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in 2013 and ‘Overall School of the Year’ 2014), in close partnership with Camelsdale Primary School and schools across the South of England.

We have a long experience of providing outstanding teacher training in Primary and Secondary. We are different to other Teaching Schools because we collaborate with several Universities including Chichester, Sussex, Winchester, Portsmouth, Brighton, Goldsmiths and St Mary’s. This allows us to offer applicants greater flexibility and choice because they can apply to their local University and, where possible, are hosted in a school within easy travelling distance.

We want to get the right people into teaching as we know that the more we invest in you the better you can improve the life chances of children. If the above sounds for you then we’d love you to get in contact.

Our Secondary partner schools include: Priory School (Portsmouth), The Petersfield School, Bohunt Liphook, Bohunt Wokingham, Bohunt Worthing, The Costello School (Basingstoke), Steyning Grammar School and others locally.

Primary include Camelsdale and others within the Rother Valley.

Interview process

1.Apply through the UCAS site. Recruitment will be on-going until we fill our allocated places.

  1. Once you have applied through UCAS please also register your interest with us by email and attach a copy of your Curriculum Vitae:

  2. As this is a centralised system candidates are likely to be notified in a variety of ways. First through the UCAS site itself that your application has been sent. Then all applicants will receive an email and/or letter from the Trust notifying you that your application is being processed.

  3. At this point one of three things is likely to happen:

  4. you are invited in for school experience within a partnership school

  5. you are invited for interview and school experience

  6. you are rejected.

  7. Short-listed candidates will be invited by email to attend a selection day comprising an interview, teaching activity and evaluation task to assess your suitability for, and commitment to, the teaching profession.

In the majority of cases, candidates are then invited for a second interview at the University with their professional mentors and course leaders. This is usually when a University are not able to attend the initial interview. It is then a decision between both the School and University to offer a training position.

International students

We can sponsor Student visas, but this is not guaranteed.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

In alignments with university policies.

Contact this training provider

01428724324 ext 262
Bohunt School
Longmoor Road
GU30 7NY

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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