Bath Spa University Early Years PGCE

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Bath Spa University Early Years PGCE

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!”

  • Provision rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, September 2015.
  • Play an important role in young people’s lives; inspire passion and create enthusiasm.
  • Tax-free bursaries of up to £3,000 for primary PGCE students.

Excellent teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the people they teach. Developed in partnership with schools and early years settings, our Primary teacher training programme 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)
    UCAS CODE: X110
  • PGCE Primary and Early Years (5-11 age phase) with options to specialise in English, Science, SEN/D and Modern Languages
    UCAS CODE: X100
  • PGCE Primary and Early Years (7-11 age phase) with options to specialise in English, Science, SEN/D and Modern Languages
    UCAS 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.

“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

What you’ll learn

Overview

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.