Shirebrook Academy
Physics (2HLF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Sheffield Hallam University
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or 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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Physics or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Shirebrook Academy is an 'Outstanding' secondary school and is part of the ACET Multi-Academy Trust partnership. Shirebrook Academy is situated in Shirebrook in North East Derbyshire and is an easy commute from Chesterfield, Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby.

At Shirebrook Academy our students' learning and wellbeing is at the heart of all we do and we believe that our students and those within our partnership, deserve the very best education in order to provide them with the best life chances.

Shirebrook Academy has a state-of-the art building and additional training facilities used specifically for teacher training.

We have been a School Direct teacher training provider for seven years and offer both Secondary and Primary programmes. 97% of our trainees have gained employment within our partner schools.

We work with our local Primary and Secondary partner schools, to provide quality teacher training provision that meets the needs of individual trainees as well as the whole cohort.

Every trainee has a University trained Mentor and an additional Mentor who is highly experienced in teacher training and learning and teaching to offer additional support and training.

When choosing Shirebrook Academy, you are selecting an experienced provider that delivers high quality teacher training provision in conjunction with our partner schools and Universities.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Shirebrook Academy aims to meet the needs of all trainees. We are applying to be a Dyslexia Friendly school. We ensure trainees who are Dyslexic have additional time for assessments and all trainees are provided with a laptop.

Our school has disabled toilets and is an accessible site-we have a lift in the building which covers all three floors of the school.

We work closely with all trainees and our staff to ensure wellbeing is a key priority and several members of staff are trained in mental health.

We work closely with Universities to monitor our trainees and ensure all needs are met.

Contact details

01623 742722
Common Lane
NG20 8QF


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