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Active Teacher Training Mathematics (39K8)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as 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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

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.


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
Littleport & East Cambs Academy
Camel Road, Littleport, Cambs, CB6 1EW
Main Site (Cromwell Community College)
Wenny Road, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, PE16 6UU
Neale Wade Academy
Wimblington Road, March, Cambs, PE15 9PX
Sir Harry Smith
Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Cambs, PE7 1XB

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • A degree in the subject area you want to teach or a degree with a substantial portion relevant to National Curriculum programmes

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent)

  • Recent experience in a school is highly desirable

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 2021 to 2022 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.

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

01354 697495
Cromwell Community College
Wenny Road
PE16 6UU

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).

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