QE School, Wimborne
Sociology (3CMG)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Exeter
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Date you can apply from
16 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

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Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Queen Elizabeth’s School is a heavily oversubscribed 13-18 mixed comprehensive school with an excellent local reputation for high quality teaching and learning and an innovative and forward looking approach to education.

This reputation was reinforced by OFSTED in September 2017 and it continues to grow as we succeed in raising achievement still further; results have risen consistently over time and we expect to see further improvement over the next few years.

There is a strong commitment to comprehensive education and a focus on creating an environment that supports continual school improvement and the attainment of all students.

The complete rebuilding of the school into one of the best educational facilities in the entire country was completed in 2011 and we genuinely believe it is highly unlikely you will find better anywhere.

We are committed to developing people within the teaching profession, including those just starting their training. We have run School Direct with Exeter since the programme began and we believe that they are an outstanding provider; together we will give you the best start in your teaching career.

About the accredited body

QE School has been partnered with Exeter University since its School Direct courses began. QE School believes Exeter University provides unrivalled opportunities for trainees to achieve, as ratified once again in its most recent outstanding OFSTED, 2017:

"Trainees and NQTs display the professional qualities and attributes that make them resilient and driven in their work."

"Strong collaboration between all members of the partnership produces highly employable teachers who confidently apply theory to practice in class. Every trainee receives the individual personal and academic support they need to achieve their best and reach their full potential."

Training with disabilities and other needs

For our students who have disabilities and other special needs we believe we offer outstanding support. We do the same for our trainees. Our facilities mean that the building is fully accessible on all levels, with lifts and ramps, and the site is open with wide corridors and pathways to support anyone with physical needs. We have many students in wheelchairs, we also have visually and hearing impaired students - each with us due to the fact that we have both the facilities and the staff/understanding to support their needs.

On our School Direct course we have supported trainees with both disabilities and training needs, including many trainees who are dyslexic. They have all excelled with us and have commented positively on the support that was afforded to them.

The University of Exeter provides comprehensive student services that include AccessAbility and Wellbeing teams, Student Learning Skills Service, Student Advice Unit, Counselling Service, Students’ Union Advisors, Student Health Centre, Family Centre and the Chaplaincy. For further details on the wealth of support available to you please go to Student Support Services

Contact details

01202 885233
Queen Elizabeth's School
Blandford Road
BH21 4DT


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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1AN
  • Training programme code: 3CMG

Choose a training location

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Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Blandford Road, Pamphill, Wimborne BH21 4DT
Yes -

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