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Cleeve School Physics (K411)

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
7 to 14
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

This Physics course for ages 7-14 allows the trainee to become a subject specialist for middle years across Key Stage 2 and 3. There are 2 placements allowing for experience across key stages in 2 different schools.

The first placement runs from September to December, and placement 2 from January to June. There is regular training on Fridays at Cleeve Training Hub

School placements

There are 2 placements during the middle years Physics PGCE through Schools Direct. The first placement runs from September to December, and placement 2 from January to June. There is regular training on Fridays at Cleeve Training Hub.

Placement Schools for the cross phase PGCE are based in middle schools in Worcestershire and secondary schools in Gloucestershire


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Birchensale Middle School
46 Bridley Moor Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 6HS
Cleeve School
Two Hedges Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 8AE

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

We require trainees to have a degree in science and an A level in Physics to enroll on this course. There will be a requirement for Physics subject knowledge enhancement if applicants do not have a physics degree.

Personal qualities

We are looking for enthusiastic trainees aspiring to be outstanding teachers. We want to work with trainees who have the highest expectations from young people and a desire to ensure that young people have the very best opportunities.

Fees and financial support

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

Interview process

The interview consists of a short teaching episode of 25 minutes to a small group of KS3 students, this is followed by a panel interview with representatives from Cleeve Training Hub and University of Gloucestershire

Contact this training provider

Cleeve School, Two Hedges Road,
Bishops Cleeve

Support and advice

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