Primary Education (3-7) PGCE – funding options available

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Primary Education (3-7) PGCE

Develop as a creative, innovative and reflective teacher, specialising in working with the youngest children in primary schools (aged 3-7), on a course that meets the requirements for Qualified Teacher Status. Through a specialist placement in Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, you will develop a secure understanding of early years teaching and learning, supported by experienced early years and primary teachers. Your University-based sessions will develop your awareness and understanding of general professional issues; the content of the National Curriculum; and aspects of teaching such as lesson planning and assessment.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our Bedford campus, home to one of the largest education providers in the UK with a long history of teacher education and a largely consistent 100% graduate employment rate
  • Benefit from our well-established links to schools across the eastern region, a network that puts us at the forefront of educational developments
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings while enhancing your own sense of independence
  • On graduating, you can apply for QTS, enabling you to work in an early years or primary education setting, with opportunities for further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels


Over 95% of our trainees gain graduate teaching employment in school or education settings, within six months of graduating.

Why study a PGCE at Beds?

  • Our Education and Teacher Training courses have an excellent reputation, with academic roots in Education dating back to 1882.
  • We have successful partnerships with over 500 schools, colleges and other organisations.
  • You’ll benefit from our excellent facilities including The Forest School, which provides challenging outdoor play experiences and forms an essential part of our early years education provision.
  • Want a bit of the big-city buzz at an affordable cost? Well, London is just a short train journey from Luton and Bedford.

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