All children deserve the very best teachers.
At Bath Spa University you'll have the opportunity to become an outstanding one.
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Teacher education events
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Why choose Bath Spa?
We have over 70 years’ experience in training teachers and we work with over 60 schools, colleges and early learning settings in the region. Throughout your PGCE you'll be supported by your Academic Tutor. We provide real-world classroom experience and teaching that combines theory with up-to-date research. We're proud that 98% of our PGCE students gain their final award.
We’re committed to social justice and our four core principles: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and care.
Our teaching is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, meaning you'll benefit from the highest quality learning environment.
Teacher Education events
Find out more about a PGCE at Bath Spa by attending a Teacher Education event. These events are a great opportunity to meet our dedicated staff and current students.
Upcoming on-campus events:
- Wednesday 22 June 2022
We nurture an innovative and creative approach to teaching in order to prepare our teachers to thrive in the ever-changing world of education.
We encourage you to explore diverse perspectives on teaching and reflect on your own practice. You'll draw on the latest research for your work and be part of an active educational community.
We work in collaboration across a diverse partnership towards a shared vision of a well-qualified and highly-skilled teaching profession, built on each other’s strengths and expertise.
We’re committed to care, recognising the needs of all individuals, supporting personal wellbeing and helping our teachers to develop empathy and emotional resilience.
How do I apply?
Postgraduate teacher training (PGCE) applications are handled through the Department for Education's Apply system.
For courses that start in 2022, this portal will be open from 12 October 2021.
Please read information on the Get Into Teaching website carefully for full guidance on how to apply and chat with an advisor.
Funding your PGCE: Government grants
The UK Government has bursaries for trainee teachers: the Initial teacher training funding (ITT), which is administered by Bath Spa University in accordance with criteria determined by the Department for Education. Information about initial teacher training funding can be found here:
- Get Into Teaching - Funding your training
- Initial teacher training benefits and salaries information
Bath Spa support
We offer support for PGCE students with a wide range of funding possibilities.