University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Secondary Education

Applications must be made directly to the provider. The Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) enables schools to employ people who are not yet qualified to teach and to work in partnership with the University to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), allowing students to qualify as a teacher while students work. Students are paid a salary on the instructors/unqualified teachers scale. The areas of study offered: English; mathematics; science; physical education; design technology; information communication technology; business studies; the University's scheme includes secondary schools in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes and students are allocated a school at the interview stage.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in a subject relevant to the subject students wish to teach. GCSE grade C (or equivalent) English and mathematics must be in place at the time of application. Recent and relevant mainstream UK secondary school experience is required. Criminal Records Bureau check, medical check, interview and tests are also required.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of a portfolio of evidence, which contains a range of documents including lesson observations and progress reports, planning and assessment records, written assignments carried out as part of the University-based course and the school�s final assessment record.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Teacher Programme Full-time £ 9,650 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
Graduate Teacher Programme Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

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