Bristol Cathedral
Modern Languages (3CR7)

QTS full time

Accredited provider
University of the West of England, Bristol
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

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

About the course

You will spend most of your time training in schools as a School Direct trainee. You will be placed in at least two schools across the year, so you get experience of different schools.

You will also spend some time studying at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol and have access all of their resources and support. This gives you the opportunity to work with a larger group of trainees in your subject, so you will feel part of a team.

All trainee teachers must complete four compulsory modules:

  • Professional Development in Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Professional Practice in Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Core Teaching in Secondary Initial Teacher Education
  • Classroom-based Enquiry: Secondary Education.

At the end of the course you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UWE Bristol.

Interview process

We're keen to get to know you both as an individual and as potential teacher. The interview process is also about you getting to know us, so you feel that you can make a firm commitment to training with us.

The process consists of:

  • a day-long visit to one of our schools
  • some time spent working with children to demonstrate your strengths
  • a panel interview
  • a group discussion about an aspect of education.

We will give you much more guidance when you apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

You will be recruited by Cathedral Schools Trust Teaching School Alliance, who work in close partnership with UWE.

Your next step: apply for a School Direct place with Bristol Cathedral via the UCAS teacher training website

How school placements work

You will spend most of your time training in schools as a School Direct trainee.

You will be placed in at least two schools across the year, so you get experience of different schools. One of them will be your "home" school. You spend more time in your home school. We want you to feel that you belong in that school community.

All of our schools are in or very close to Bristol, so you won't have far to travel.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,200
EU students £9,200

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - 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.



  • 2:2 degree
  • GCSE A*-C grades in both English and Maths (ideally B or above in both)
  • Your place on the course is subject to successfully completing the QTS Skills Tests

Personal qualities

We are looking for energetic, optimistic, resilient people who love teaching and learning.

We want people who are not only knowledgeable about their subject, but also passionate about its value as an academic discipline. We encourage individuals with the flair and talent to inspire young people.

We love people who are committed to working in diverse communities and getting the best out of disadvantaged children.

Our people have the highest expectations of children and of themselves. We want you to come into teaching to stay, so you can enjoy a rewarding career and make a significant contribution to the profession.

Other requirements

  • You will need DBS clearance before you start training.

About the training provider

Welcome to an unique opportunity to train in the heart of historic Bristol. We offer a range of schools at both primary and secondary level, including exceptional Sixth Form provision. We proudly serve a diverse community that represents the city of Bristol. We are a highly inclusive organisation that welcomes children of all faiths and none.

The Teaching School is based at Bristol Cathedral Choir School, described by OFSTED in 2016 as a school where "the ethos and culture are outstanding. Pupils from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, beliefs and values come together in an exceptionally harmonious environment where all are respected, valued and supported to do well. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. It permeates all aspects of the life of the academy. The collective sense of moral purpose is powerful. The behaviour of pupils, and learners in the sixth form, and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. They make highly significant contributions to the ethos and culture of the academy. The support for individual and small groups of pupils is hugely impressive in quantity and quality, and highly effective. Pupils and sixth form learners are provided with a rich diet of high-quality experiences to broaden their personal development. The range and quality of musical activities are exceptional."

We are proud to offer school-based training in partnership with the largest local provider of Initial Teacher Training, the University of the West of England.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and other needs.

Contact details

Bristol Cathedral Choir School
1, College Square


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: 2HN
  • Training programme code: 3CR7

Choose a training location

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

Name Address Code
Main Site College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS -

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