Physics (2ZF8)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity 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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

About the course

During your course you will gain the benefits of assimilating early on into schools within our MAT, as well as gaining tuition and expertise from Leeds Trinity University which has an excellent track record in Initial Teacher Education.

  • Stage 1 - September - December - Introduction to Teaching.

You will spend three days a week in your first placement school for the first 5 weeks. You will initially be observing, but will lead up to teaching some lessons by Christmas. Two days a week will be in university building up your subject teaching methods. You develop your professional studies in cross-trust development sessions with senior members of staff. From October until Christmas you will be based in your placement school with one day a week in university.

  • Stage 2 - January- March Developing your Knowledge.

You will be in your second placement school five days a week , building up to 60% of an NQT timetable - 12 lessons a week. University days are built into this period.

  • Stage 3 March until June . 9 weeks of school placement, with some university days. By the end you will be teaching about 16 lessons a week.

You will qualify with a PGCE and be ready for a successful career in teaching.

Interview process

You will be invited to interview at one of our academies. The interview panel will comprise of the Head of Training for the Rodillian, a subject expert, and another senior leader. A tutor from Leeds Trinity University may also be in attendance. The day will comprise of:

  • A welcome talk.
  • A University set written task.
  • A short teaching task which will be set on invitation to interview.
  • A tour given by students
  • A formal interview.

How school placements work

All our schools are easily accessible from the M62 corridor. You will mostly be teaching in the 11-16 age range, but there may be opportunities for gaining sixth form experience. We place trainees based on the availability of quality mentors within a school, but will take into consideration any special requests.


The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
EU students £9,000

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

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

With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).

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 about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



A degree with relevant content , classification 2:2 or above.

Personal qualities

We are looking for dedicated future professionals who are resilient, flexible, hardworking and with a real love of subject. Teaching is an exciting and fulfilling career, and we would like to train future colleagues who want to work with us and our pupils.

Other requirements

All offers are subject to enhanced DBS checks

About the training provider

Welcome to the Rodillian Multi Academy Trust. We have successfully transformed a number of academies across Yorkshire, improving whole school performance for our students thanks to our unique, pioneering approach. In 2018, we were named in a report by the Education Policy Institute as the top performing Multi Academy Trust in the country.

The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust Training Alliance are delighted to offer the opportunity to train through the School Direct initiative across a variety of secondary schools in Leeds, Featherstone and Selby. (

Why train with Rodillian?

We believe that the best way to start a teaching career is to develop your experience of schools from the outset, and the joint course between Rodillian and Leeds Trinity University provides this in a supportive balanced manner.

Benefits of the Rodillian training programme:

  • The opportunity to train with the teachers who made us the top performing MAT in the country in 2018
  • You will be accepted and inducted as a colleague from day one.
  • Receive professional training on a course where over 90% of our trainees were good or outstanding
  • Train in a trust where traditional behaviour management is a foundation which allows all teachers to concentrate on teaching their subject.
  • Explore our innovative resilience curriculum which strives to develop a Growth Mindset in all our students
  • Receive mentoring from well-trained, outstanding practitioners
  • Excellent employment opportunities.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All our training locations are fully accessible and we would support individual needs.

Contact details

01757 707731
Rodillian Academy
Longthorpe Lane
Lofthouse, Wakefield
England - Yorkshire and the Humber


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

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

  • Training provider code: 2DS
  • Training programme code: 2ZF8

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Longthorpe Lane, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3PS
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