University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Middle Years (Key Stages 2-3, English)

This programme prepares graduates to teach the 7-14 age range (Key Stage 2/3). During the course, students acquire the skills and experience to become a generalist teacher at Key Stage 2 and a specialist teacher at Key Stage 3. Teaching is delivered through a blend of lectures, seminars, workshops and collaborative and independent learning approaches. However, the focus is predominantly professional as you undertake 3 placements in different schools, amounting to at least 120 days of practical experience. You work with students aged 7-14 and progress from observing classes, to undertaking small amounts of teaching, to finally completing a substantial amount of teaching within your school placements.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree with substantial English literature or language content. GCSE grade C (or equivalent) English, mathematics and science in place at the time of application. Recent and relevant mainstream UK school experience. Criminal Records Bureau check, medical check and interview. Students who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have average score of 6.0 IELTS, including an individual score of at least 6.0 in each of the 4 areas.

Course modules

Organisation and management of teaching and learning for middle years; KS2 core and foundation subject development; subject enhancement and understanding of KS3 English; the role of the teacher within the school and the wider children's workforce; self-reflection and personal career development.

Assessment methods

There are no formal examinations and the continuous assessment is based on achieving the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status specified in the most recent government documentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bedford Campus Bedford MK41 9EA South East

Key information

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01234 793279