Cleeve School Mathematics (Y425)

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

In this PGCE with middle school focus, you will specialise in teaching maths 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 maths 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
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 applicants who are motivated to work with children to provide the very best outcomes for them. We want to work with committed subject specialists with a passion to impart their subject.

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

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.

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

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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