Cleeve Park School
Primary (35S7)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Our programme prepares trainees to be outstanding teachers through a high-quality teaching and learning experience. The programme supports trainees to meet the government expectations outlined in the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Impact on pupil progress is at the heart of our programme.

Trainees will work in school alongside good and outstanding teachers four days a week and attend a professional studies day one day a week at our central training centre (The Atkins Centre, Sidcup).

The course begins with a two-week induction programme. This provides every trainee with the knowledge and skill-base to prepare them for their placement schools, where they will observe good and outstanding practice in preparation for teaching.

Our General Professional Studies programme combines a pedagogical approach to learning with practical strategies for use in the classroom. Trainees will gain experience from practising teachers as well as specialist speakers in behaviour management, special educational needs and health and well-being.

Trainees receive one-to-one mentor support throughout their training year. Mentors carry out weekly observations and set targets to enable trainees to develop their teaching. This is documented through a weekly journal to reflect on all aspects of the programme. Trainees receive primary curriculum training sessions as well as dedicated support in maths, English and science delivered by a lead subject specialist.

Trainees are asked to submit an evidence bundle to demonstrate their progress against the Teachers' Standards. The overall quality of trainees' teaching will be judged by the impact they have had on pupil progress and learning over time.

Trainees experience a short placement of the key stages either side of their training programme and in a specialist teaching provision.

Interview process

Candidates take part in a selection and recruitment process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.

The aim of the interview process is for candidates to demonstrate why they have chosen teaching as a career and allow us to see their potential in the classroom setting.

If successful, candidates will be made a conditional offer of a place on our programme, subject to all course requirements being met.

How school placements work

TKAT SCITT arrange suitable school placements for the trainees. This enables us to ensure that we offer trainees a contrasting placement and a breadth of experience in their training year. Every effort is taken to place trainees in a school geographically convenient for them, without compromising their training needs.

Trainees will complete two placements. Their main placement (A) will be where they spend the majority of their training year. The second placement (B) will be for six weeks in a contrast setting and key stage.

Our programme is full-time (term time only). Trainees spend four days a week in school and one day a week at the TKAT training centre in Sidcup, Kent, for their professional studies day.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £6,995
EU students £6,995

There are two pathways leading to different qualifications. Fees for each pathway are as follows:-

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only - £6,995; or
  • QTS with accreditation for Post- Graduate Certificate in Education

(PGCE) with 60 Masters Credits - £8,995

Both costs of these pathways are met by the trainee. This course is not eligible for a bursary.

Trainees can apply for a student and/or maintenance loan via the Student Finance England (SFE).

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



Applicants will need to demonstrate GCSE grade C / 4 (or standard equivalent) in mathematics, English and science.

Applicants who do not hold these qualifications will be asked to sit a GCSE equivalency test or asked for other evidence to demonstrate their ability.

Applicants must hold a degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

Prior experience in a school is not required. However, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience to find out whether teaching is the career for you.

Personal qualities

We are seeking well-qualified graduates who have a passion for learning and a commitment to helping children be the best that they can be.

Other requirements

  • British residency/EU status;
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced clearance;
  • Two satisfactory references;
  • Recommended as medically fit to teach
  • Successful completion of the professional skills tests

About the training provider

Cleeve Park School is part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). It is a School Direct Lead school providing secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training. Applicants can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters' credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.

Our ITT partner schools are:

*Cleeve Park School

*Hillview School for Girls

*Kemnal Technology College

*Orchards Academy

*Rainham School for Girls

*Thomas Bennett Community College

*Welling School

*East Wickham Primary Academy

*Gray’s Farm Primary Academy

*Hillsgrove Primary School

*Hilltop Primary Academy

*Horizon Primary Academy

*Horton Kirby CofE Primary School

*Napier Community Primary & Nursery Academy

*Newlands Primary School

*Northdown Primary Academy

*Old Bexley CofE Primary School

*Royal Park Primary Academy

*Smarden Primary Academy

*The Bewbush Academy

*Weyfield Primary Academy

We offer a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-­on approach to classroom practice. We believe the best teachers are trained by outstanding practitioners.

We support trainees in finding a suitable newly qualified teaching (NQT) post. All previous trainees have gained employment.

About the accredited body

TKAT SCITT is a highly successful programme, judged as ‘Good in all aspects’ in our last Ofsted inspection (June 2014). Every year, an exceptionally high number of our trainees successfully complete their training graded Good or Outstanding.

Once qualified, TKAT offers a full range of year-round training courses, workshops and learning days that will ensure your continued professional development. Every opportunity for career progression is available to you, from Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) to Headteacher.

Training with disabilities and other needs

As part of TKAT, Cleeve Park School is an equal opportunity employer and as such we share the belief that no-one should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexuality, age, income, religion, colour, marital status or ethnic or national origin. All applications are treated on merit.

Our excellent communication with our ITT Provider and ITT partner schools enable us to meet the needs of our trainees wherever possible, in successfully completing their teacher training programme.

Contact details

020 3740 1808
Bexley Lane
DA14 4JN


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: 2G5
  • Training programme code: 35S7

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
Broadfield Primary Academy
Vulcan Close, Crawley RH11 9PD
Yes 7
Dame Janet Primary Academy
Newington Road,, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 6QY
Yes 8
Drapers Mills Primary Academy
St Peter's Footpath, Broadstairs, Kent CT9 2SR
Yes 9
Gray's Farm Primary Academy
Grays Farm Rd, Orpington, Kent BR5 3BD
Yes A
Hillsgrove Primary School
Sidmouth Rd, Welling, Kent DA161DR
Yes B
Hilltop Primary School
Ditchling Hill,, Crawley RH11 8QL
Yes C
Horizon Primary Academy
Hilda May Avenue, Swanley BR8 7BT
Yes E
Main Site
Bexley Lane, Sidcup, Kent DA14 4JN
No -
Newlands Primary School
Dumpton Lane, Ramsgate, Kent CT11 7AJ
Yes G
Northdown Primary School & Nursery
14 Denton Way, Margate, Kent CT9 3RD
Yes H
Old Bexley CofE Primary School
Hurst Rd, Bexley, Kent DA5 3JR
Yes I
Pluckley CofE Primary School
The Street, Ashford TN27 0QS
Yes J
Royal Park Primary Academy
Riverside Road, Sidcup DA14 4PX
Yes K
Salmestone Primary School & Nursery
College Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4DB
Yes L
Seymour Primary School
Seymour Road, Crawley RH11 9ES
Yes M
Smarden Primary School
Pluckley Road,, Smarden, Ashford TN27 8ND
Yes N
St. Paulinus Church of England Primary School
18 Iron Mill Lane, Dartford, Kent DA1 4RW
Yes S
The Bewbush Academy
The Bewbush Academy, Dorsten Place, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 8XW
Yes O
The Mill Primary Academy
Ifield Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 0EL
Yes P
The Oaks Primary School
Loppets Road,, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5DP
Yes Q

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