Course Code: X100, X110 or X174 (depending on pathway)
Campus Code: A,BSU
You’ll need to be well suited to the teaching profession both personally and academically.
See 'What we look for in potential students' for more information.
Make a difference to children's lives by becoming a Primary or Early Years teacher through our Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated teacher training course.
Inspire passion and create enthusiasm. Excellent teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the people they teach.
Benefit from 70 years of teacher training experience. We are committed to excellence in research and professional practice.
Enhance your employment prospects. Become fully qualified to teach in just one year.
Developed in partnership with schools and early years settings, our Primary teacher training programmes will support you to become an innovative and inspiring teacher.
There are a number of age phases and specialist pathways to consider, through which you’ll achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS):
PGCE Primary and Early Years (3-7 age phase) Course code: X110
PGCE Primary and Early Years (5-11 age phase) options to specialise include: English, Science, Maths, SEND, Behaviour for learning, The Arts, Modern Languages Course code: X100
PGCE Primary and Early Years (7-11 age phase)options to specialise include: English, Science, Maths, SEND, Behaviour for learning, The Arts, Modern Languages Course code: X174
Our full time programmes last for approximately 40 weeks. You’ll spend about two thirds of this time in a school or educational setting. Throughout the teacher training programme there is a dynamic relationship between your training in the University and your training in schools.
Have you considered Early Years Initial Teacher Training?
Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) is a specialist course designed for those already working with babies and children from birth to five years old.
Successful completion of an EYITT course leads to the academic award of a PGCE and the recommendation of Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). The EYTS is designed for those who wish to specialise in work with young children.
"The PGCE course provides the ultimate teaching package – subject experts to impart their wisdom, placements in a variety of schools across the region, and even the opportunity to perform Shakespeare and sing in a gospel choir!"
Edward Powe, PGCE Primary and Early Years graduate
While you’re a Bath Spa Teacher, you’ll explore models of teaching and the many ways in which children learn. Emphasis is placed on how parents and carers, families, schools and communities can impact children’s learning and well-being.
When you complete your Initial Teacher Training, you’ll be fully qualified to teach, with the essential knowledge, skills and confidence that you’ll need to be successful in the classroom.
University-based training We’ll encourage you to think critically about research, national initiatives and classroom practice, as well as supporting you in the process of reflective evaluation.
You’ll be taught in lectures, seminars and workshops covering all subjects across the primary national curriculum.
You’ll receive training in at least two schools or settings allowing you to become familiar with their ethos and practice. You will work closely with a training mentor in school to develop your teaching skills through practice and reflection.
This is your opportunity to practise your developing teaching skills. During school training you’ll be able to reflect on your university training in the context of children’s learning environments.
We’ll help you monitor and track your progress; offering you advice on how to improve your performance as a teacher. You will be assigned an Academic Tutor who will regularly meet with you to review your progress, as well as visiting you during your assessed school training. During school training you will also be supported by a Training Mentor, who is usually the class teacher.
This course offers or includes the following modules. The modules you take will depend on your pathway or course combination (if applicable) as well as any optional or open modules chosen. Please check the programme document for more information.
As a Bath Spa Teacher, you'll learn in a variety of locations within our wide partnership, both at the University and in schools.
Your main campus will be Sion Hill. Teaching will take place in rooms equipped with relevant texts, equipment, training materials, and electronic resources.
Please note: Students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not generally eligible for the UK (Home) fee status. Please refer to the international student rate. Irish citizens and those granted Settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme are eligible for UK (Home) fee status. There are also other circumstances where this may apply: See UKCISA for more information.
You’ll need to be well suited to the teaching profession both personally and academically. We look for people with a committed professional approach and an exceptional work ethic. You’ll need to be organised, flexible and unflappable, as well as being able to communicate, interact and relate well to everyone. When entering the teaching profession, you'll benefit from having strong emotional resilience and a sense of humour.
In addition to the general entry requirements, you’ll need a good honours degree; your degree can be in any subject. We only accept candidates with GCSE passes at grade 4/C or above (or recognised equivalents) in English, Mathematics and a Science subject.