Gladesmore Community School Physical Education (2ZB3)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Kingston University
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
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

PE School Direct Tuition Fee; link university - Kingston Lead by The Hub for Sport and Physical Education @ Kingston University and Gladesmore Community School. This School Direct course combines the best of school and university based teacher education in physical education. This is London’s only physical education specific partnership. The university tutor has worked with the school mentors for many years, with a proven track record of excellence. Virtually all previous trainees completed the course with a Grade 1 (outstanding) or Grade 2 (Good). Employment rates stand at over 98%.

School placements

Successful applicants will be in school for most of the year with school experience following an A-B model. However, to ensure continuity, the mentors for the B (assessed) placement will have contact with trainees during the first school experience as schools will work in reciprocal pairs as far as possible. University days will take place at the start of the course with an intense period of subject and PE pedagogy input taking place in September. The university may consider holding a summer school in August to ensure trainees are well prepared to meet the demands of school experience A. Unlike many ITE PE programmes, there will be a heavy practical component to the University based module. These sessions will take place at both a central London venue and a few will take place at Kingston University. Assessment and Qualifications As well as school experience and physical education curriculum modules, trainees will complete the Professional and Academic modules that lead to the award of masters credits upon successful completion. These credits can be used to continue on to a Master’s degree in Research at Kingston University for academically ambitious teachers.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

The Gladesmore Community School Direct Partnership offers incredible opportunities for working and learning. It provides an ideal school based learning opportunity within excellent schools to train as a teacher. This inspirational partnership comprises thirty three schools, The Hub for Sport and Physical Education @ Kingston University and Middlesex University. We have a straightforward and powerful vision:

to provide an outstanding all round education where all students make impressive progress in a positive, friendly, family community atmosphere. Thus, we create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully appreciate how their vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive contribute to the school community.

Our school partnership is led by Gladesmore Community School, an outstanding school, and comprises a strong combination of urban schools serving catchment areas in different contexts. As a partnership we provide a particular opportunity to experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training experiences across a mixture of urban schools serving catchment areas in different contexts. Students in all our schools are happy, friendly and well-behaved and are at the heart of everything we do. Both staff and students are ambitious and confident. Many consistently out-perform their national peers and make significantly more progress.

Interview process

Please read our Entry Profile on the UCAS website carefully. It will tell you what we expect in the way of qualifications, experience and approach. Please do not send any details of yourself, nor your applications to the schools. We are only able to process applications via the UCAS system. Please note that we do not confirm receipt of applications, although information concerning your application will be updated on the UCAS website

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.

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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.

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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

Candidates who are offered a place must be certified as meeting national requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach, although this does not preclude disabled people from pursuing a programme of study

Contact this training provider

Gladesmore Community School
Crowland Road
N15 6EB

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training 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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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