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You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 5 October 2021 and submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021.

Cleeve School Physics (C360)

PGCE with QTS full time

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

The Schools Direct course comprises two school placements in Secondary Schools giving trainees the opportunities to teach students from 11-18. You will be given high quality Physics training in a thriving and busy science department.

Whole school training will be held each Friday in Cleeve Training Hub and training will consist of up to date relevant educational issues, exciting teaching and learning strategies and opportunities for reflection and research.

The course is in conjunction with the University of Gloucestershire who provide excellent support around the assignments and high quality research opportunities.

School placements

There are 2 placements on this course

Placement 1 - September to January, Monday to Thursday. Fridays are training days at Cleeve Taining Hub

Placement 2 - January - June Friday training days continue until April, thereafter placements will be full time (Monday-Friday) until course completion in June.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Cleeve School
Two Hedges Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8AE
Winchcombe School
Greet Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5LB

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Applicants will need GCSE Grade C/ 4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English as well as a relevant degree

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants with a passion for their subject and a desire to impart this knowledge to young people. We are looking for potential teachers who will inspire students and willing to give them the very best life chances.

Other requirements

We will support successful applicants to have some school experience prior to their course start date

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

Interview process

There will be a short pupil task to see you engage with young adults, this will be based around your subject.

Following this task will be an interview with key members of the course from Cleeve, partner schools and the University

We will invite candidates to have a short subject knowledge test after the interview.

Contact this training provider

Cleeve School, Two Hedges Road,
Bishops Cleeve

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

You'll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year from 9am on 5 October 2021
  • submit your application from 9am on 12 October 2021