Taught course

Primary and Early Years PGCE

Bath Spa University · School of Education

Entry requirements

Before applying for a Primary and Early Years programme you will need five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English, mathematics and a science subject. You will need a good honours degree (preferably 2:1 or above) which can be in any subject area, though your educational background should provide a good foundation for primary and early years teaching. You should have at least 2 weeks of recent classroom experience in a UK state school.

Primary and Early Years (5-11 age phase, full-time); Primary and Early Years (7-11 age phase, full-time); Primary and Early Years (3-7 age phase, full-time and part-time)

Months of entry


Course content

The Bath Spa Initial Teacher Education PGCE Primary and Early Years programmes have been planned and developed in partnership with schools and Early Years settings. In May, 2011, Ofsted reported that a key strength of the programme was the cohesion between central and school-based training. They also reported that a very clear and well-articulated philosophy, which has the needs of learners at its heart, underpins all aspects of the primary and early years programmes. As stated in their report the Primary and Early Years BSTs are, highly reflective and take full responsibility for their own learning and classroom practice.

Information for international students

International applicants should contact NARIC who will be able to give advice on how qualifications relate to the entry requirements, and may be able to provide certification where appropriate. Where English is not your first language you may offer IELTS 7.0 as an equivalent to GCSE English language.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
20 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PGCE Admissions
+44 (0)1225 875 624