Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Primary and Early Years Education (5-11)

This course has been planned and developed in partnership with schools and early years settings to provide high calibre new teachers for the 21st Century; together, the University and partnership schools support the development of new teachers and enhance the quality of the teaching profession; the programme is designed to develop characteristics that ensure students are well equipped to meet the demands of this challenging but rewarding profession; the characteristics have been developed around 5 themed areas: Professionalism; educational philosophy; policy and purpose; equality and diversity; pedagogy and practical skills; knowledge transformation and learning;

Entry requirements

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working with their chosen age group; applicants should have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in a mainstream, state primary school, or early years setting if appropriate, in England before applying; candidates should ensure that their work experience profile demonstrates a commitment to the 5-11 age phase; 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English, mathematics and a science subject; good Honours degree (preferably 2.1 or above) which can be in any subject area, though their educational background should provide a good foundation for primary teaching; an element of information communication technology competence before candidates start the course is expected; if the application is selected candidates are interviewed before being offered a place.

Assessment methods

In order to be recommended for the PGCE awards students will be required to undertake a range of assignments which assesses their knowledge and understanding of theories and practices relating to teaching and learning. Students will be required to pass 2 assessed school/setting phases which will demonstrate their understanding and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and evaluating children�s learning.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,905 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

Key information

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