Bengeworth Multi-Academy Trust Primary (39QC)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Worcester
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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


About the course

Overview All schools in the alliance are highly committed to the training of teachers in a school based environment with access to high quality support from outstanding Higher Education Institutions. All schools in the alliance will have trained mentors who are involved in the planning and development of the School Direct courses with The University of Worcester.

Professional Studies The professional studies element of the course will be coordinated by the outstanding Bengeworth CE Academy and held on a particular day each week, focusing on developing teaching and learning within the classroom. The professional studies programme with be delivered and shared across schools in a wider alliance, who have specific areas of expertise with much of the Professional Studies element involving linking theory to classroom practice.

About The Course Teaching placements for the Autumn and Summer terms will be in the same school in our alliance. Half of the Spring term will be spent in another of our partner schools, gaining experience in a different key stage and a different context.

You will attend the University of Worcester for 27 days of professional studies during the year, which will enable you to gain QTS plus a PGCE with 60 credits at Masters level.

Mentoring Each Trainee will be assigned a Professional and School Mentor who will be experienced in mentoring, coaching and giving feedback. There will be a high entitlement of lesson observations by mentors and other colleagues and the opportunity to observe and team teach with outstanding practitioners across the alliance. Regular meetings with you mentor will enable to you review and set targets related to the Teaching Standards.

Specialist Leaders In Education Within the programme there will also be opportunities to have personalised support from Specialist Leaders in Education based at Bengeworth CE Academy and access high quality training programmes linked to teaching and learning innovations across the alliance.

When will you start ? You will be in school from the start of the year and will gain access to all the training and extra-curricular opportunities available in this vibrant alliance. All training will be made available to with a course overview at the start of the year.

Qualifications This School Direct route allows you to achieve QTS and a PGCE qualification as well as credits towards Masters Accreditation.

School placements

During your training schools are selected based on your strengths and areas of development. During the interview and selection process the Lead School will discuss with schools within the alliance how they could best meet your needs to support you in your develop as a teacher.

Within the alliance there are five schools, with age ranges from 5-11, within the Evesham local area, which is within travelling distance of cities such as Cheltenham and Worcester. There are frequent train and bus services within walking distance of each of the schools.

During the course of the year you will have a total of three placements spread across two different settings. Your initial and final placement will be within the same school, with your second placement being held in a different school within the alliance and within a contrasting key stage. The majority of your course is spent in school-based training, with 27 days spent at University throughout the course.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bretforton Village School
New Street, Evesham, WR11 7JS
Harvington C E First and Nursery School
Village Street, Harvington, Evesham, WR11 8NQ
Main Site
Kings Road, Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 3EU
St Richards C of E First School
Four Pools Lane, Evesham, WR11 1DU
Swan Lane First School
Rynal Street, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 4QA

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.

Personal qualities

Enthusiasm towards working with children and a commitment to enhancing the learning experiences of those you teach are fundamental to ensuring you get the most out of this course. You will also need to be able to relate to the pupils you are working with and will be supported in developing good working relationships with teachers, pupils and families throughout the School Direct programme.

Other requirements

School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them.

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 £14,100

About the training provider

Why train with us? Bengeworth Multi -Academy Trust is a dynamic and vibrant school where every child acquires a high quality education and an unforgettable childhood experience. We provide a happy, safe and caring environment where each person feels valued and excellence and enjoyment are embedded. We all choose to be here, children and staff alike, demonstrating mutual respect, a desire to learn and a zest for life through aspiration, determination and fulfillment. The multi-academy trust provides outstanding training for those aspiring to provide children with an outstanding education through school based learning opportunities, in partnership with the University of Worcester.

The Primary course will be run by Bengeworth CE Academy in partnership with the University of Worcester, with main teaching placements taking place in one of the excellent First Schools within the area. The multi-academy trust works closely with schools within the alliance which means it can offer a wide range of opportunities and experiences for trainees, wishing to train within the age range of 5-11. The professional studies elements of the course will be coordinated by Bengeworth CE Academy, the lead school, and will provide a range of training opportunities to enhance teaching and learning skills across the settings within the alliance.

Bengeworth CE Academy is an outstanding first school where it’s pupils learn at a rapid pace and make outstanding progress. Above all, the schools within the Bengeworth CE Multi-Academy Trust alliance are committed to ensuring all learners will develop into valuable members of the community.

Interview process

Due to the intensive, school-based nature of the School Direct Course, that demands a full-time commitment, our selection process is rigorous and thorough and designed to help us decide whether this is the right training programme for you. Interviews, including a school based task with children will be held at Bengeworth CE Academy in collaboration with our partner schools and the University of Worcester and a separate interview will also be held by the University of Worcester.

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 for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

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

Bengeworth Multi Academy Trust and the schools within the alliance are inclusive schools that endeavour to meet the needs of trainees and pupils with disabilities and other needs.

Please contact Bengeworth Multi Academy Trust to discuss how your individual needs or disability can be best met within your training.

Contact this training provider

Bengeworth Multi-Academy Trust
Kings Road
WR11 3EU

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).

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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