Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Active Teacher Training Drama (39K4)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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
Website
http://www.cromwellcc.org.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

Completion of this course will provide you with a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

This course provides you with placements in two schools.

One day a week will be spent at The University of Bedfordshire in Bedford where you will complete your professional studies.

You will have a mentor in school and a mentor at university.

School placements

Your first two weeks are spent on the University campus.

Thereafter, most of your training weeks involve 4 days a week in your placement school teaching, planning and observing and one day a week at university in Bedford to access their professional studies programme.

Secondary candidates will need to organise their own primary placement experience school as part of this course.

This course is an A-B-A model.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Abbey College
Abbey Road, Ramsey, Cambs, PE26 1DG
No
Littleport & East Cambs Academy
Camel Road, Littleport, Cambs, CB6 1EW
No
Main Site (Cromwell Community College)
Wenny Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6UU
No
Neale Wade Academy
Wimblington Road, March, Cambs, PE15 9PX
No
Sir Harry Smith
Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Cambs, PE7 1XB
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Drama or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

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

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

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

Personal qualities

You will need to be prepared to work hard and be flexible and resilient.

Other requirements

You will need to complete a DBS check and will need to be in good general health.

This course requires a commitment to travel to Bedford.

Fees and financial support

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

About the training provider

Cromwell Community College has decades of experience in teacher training. We are a Lead School at the heart of our community. We offer a unique teacher training course which will help you realise your potential as a secondary school teacher.

Teaching is a vibrant, fast-paced and exciting career and we’d love you to train with us here at Cromwell. We have a friendly, experienced team who work with our trainees at the very start of their journey in order to ensure that our trainees get the very best teacher training around. When you make your application to train to teach through us we’ll make sure you learn with us and our partner schools in the local area.

We have a dedicated and well-equipped training room specifically reserved for our trainee teachers. This provides you with a quiet and secure base where you can work, meet to exchange ideas and experiences with others or simply make a coffee and have a biscuit.

In addition to providing the highest standards and quality of training, Cromwell also provides all trainees with a laptop and a dedicated continuing professional development library. In addition to the Professional Studies course provided by our partners at the University of Bedfordshire, Cromwell delivers bespoke in house training from an experienced team of teachers and leaders. This rigorous and energising teacher training programme has helped us to achieve 100% employment for all Cromwell trainees in recent years.

For more information, reach out to us and we’ll be in touch.

Interview process

You will interview twice.

Once with The University of Bedfordshire and again on a separate occasion with the Professional Tutor at Cromwell Community College.

The University of Bedfordshire will provide details about their interview process once shortlisted.

For your interview at Cromwell you will be asked to complete the following tasks:

  • Share your views about why you’d like to be a teacher as a written task.
  • Complete a face to face interview with a panel.
  • Complete a classroom based exercise, where you will be observed interacting with children or young people or teaching a portion of a lesson.

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 support applications from learners with a range of backgrounds and needs, including:

  • dyslexia
  • physical, hearing and visual impairments
  • mental health conditions

Please reach out to us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.

Contact this training provider

Email
csears@cromwell.cambs.sch.uk
Telephone
01354 697495
Website
http://www.cromwellcc.org.uk
Address
Cromwell Community College
Wenny Road
Chatteris
Cambridgeshire
PE16 6UU

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.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022