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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 Modern Languages (T437)

PGCE with QTS full time

Financial support
Bursaries and 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
9 to 13
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

In this PGCE with middle school focus, you will specialise in teaching Modern Languages from year 5 to year 8.

You will have 2 placements in our partner schools and specialist training at Cleeve Training Hub throughout the course as well as opportunities for further study at the University of Gloucestershire.

The middle years MFL course is desirable to those who wish to teach their specialist subject in depth and to a high level and gives excellent experience of Key Stage 2 and 3 curriculum.

School placements

There will be 2 placements during the PGCE. A shorter placement Monday- Thursdays from September - December, and a longer placement from January - June.

From September - April, Fridays will be based in the training centre at Cleeve as we cover the core teacher training content. Elements of this training will be accessible remotely.


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

This course requires an A level in MFL and a degree with aspects/ modules in MFL.

Personal qualities

We wish to appoint candidates with a passion for languages and a desire to impart this passion and subject knowledge to children. This phase is a crucial time for young people and their ability to accrue a second language.

We are looking for enthusiastic and hard working trainees who wish to support young people to get the very best outcomes.

Fees and financial support

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

Financial support from the training provider

This course is eligible for the MFL secondary bursary. Please see the DFE website for further details

Interview process

If you are shortlisted for interview, you will have a an interview at Cleeve Training Hub or in one of our partner schools.

The interview process consists of a short ‘student task’ which you will be informed of prior to the day in order to prepare. This gives us the opportunity to see you engage with young people.

There will be a panel interview consisting of the SLT link in charge of training, the subject mentor and representation from the University of Gloucestershire.

During the day, you will also have a short subject knowledge task. Again, you will be informed the nature of this in advance of the interview to allow sufficient time to prepare.

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