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
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


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

This is an exciting course as it allows trainees to enthuse and engage younger students to science and encourage future scientists, there is also the opportunity to teach beyond the science curriculum.

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
Walkwood Middle School
Feckenham Rd, Headless Cross, , Redditch , Worcs, B97 5AQ

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

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

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

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 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

We are an exciting and forward-thinking secondary school based in North Cheltenham within easy access from Worcestershire and Warwickshire. We are a large and well-resourced campus with a range of modern facilities including a multi-million pound Sixth Form Centre of excellence and a newly opened purpose built training centre where we base our Schools Direct course.

We have a dynamic and high-performing staff at Cleeve who hold training and teaching and learning at the very heart of what we do. This enables us to offer a course which is facilitated by a range of highly qualified and passionate professionals.

We are proud of the close relationships we hold with our partner schools for both the middle and secondary phase courses. Each school is individual and provides a different experience, but we believe strongly that we all hold the same ethos of putting student achievement and opportunity first and have an unswerving belief in opportunities for all.

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

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are an inclusive institution believing in opportunities for all and pride ourselves on our high expectations of all stakeholders and this applies absolutely to our trainees. We work hard to personalise our course to meet the needs of all our trainees whether it is to differentiate for those who have varying experiences of education or to adapt the learning to ensure that those with disabilities are able not only to access our course but to thrive during their training.

Contact this training provider

Cleeve School, Two Hedges Road,
Bishops Cleeve

Support and advice

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