Bath Spa University Institute For Education

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Bath Spa University Institute For Education

The Institute is a place where students, teachers, governors, researchers, support staff and everyone interested in education can come together in a community of research and practice.

We are committed to providing a creative space to encourage innovative educational practice, through the promotion of debate, professionalism, expertise and partnership that creates globally aware, socially responsible and successful learners.

At Bath Spa University, we know education – we’ve been inspiring students, teachers and other education professionals since 1946.

We know a lot about education at Bath Spa – Newton Park first opened as Newton Park Teacher Training College in 1946, following the post-war shortage of teachers.

For over 70 years, we’ve been training the next generation of great teachers – and been rated as Ofsted ‘outstanding’ across our Primary and Secondary teacher training provision. As well as becoming teachers, graduates from the Institute for Education go on to explore a diverse range of career paths in the field of education, with our undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes offering a broad, global context that will prepare you for whichever career path you choose to follow.

A specialist course for those already working or seeking to work with children from birth to five years old.

  • Gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Early Years.
  • Qualifies you to teach children from birth to five years old.
  • Different programme structures, depending on your previous experience.

Gain an understanding of how children develop and learn through our Early Years Initial Teacher Training (EYITT) programme. Through completing the programme, you’ll gain Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). This specialist award is designed for those who wish to specialise in work with babies and young children from birth to five years old.

For potential applicants:

  • Make a difference for young children – a career in early years teaching is very rewarding;
  • By becoming an early years teacher, you’ll make a lasting, positive impact on children’s wellbeing and development;
  • You could receive a tax-free bursary of up to £5,000 while you train as an early years teacher. Your training fees of up to £7,000 will be paid.

For employers:

  • £7,000 employer incentive funding available to train and support a graduate in your setting to become an early years teacher;
  • Early years teachers add value/make a difference to the nursery team, they share leadership, skills and expertise.


General enquiries

Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Newton St Loe
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1225 875875
F: +44 (0)1225 875444

International students living outside the UK should contact us via:

T: +44 (0)1225 875777

Please note that main telephone numbers are open during office hours, which are 09:00 to 17:00 (UK time). Telephone calls received outside of our core hours will be answered by our on-site security team. We recommend direct dialling the person you wish to contact outside of our core hours to leave a voicemail message, or send us an email.