Bath Spa University
Primary and Early Years (Part Time) - 5-11 QTS (3FGH)

QTS part time

Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
13 February 2019
Date course starts
January 2019

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

Bath Spa University has a long and successful tradition of 
Initial Teacher Education dating back over 70 years. Newton Park campus was officially opened as Bath Teacher Training College in the 1940s and the University, in partnership with local schools, is now the largest provider of teacher education in the area.

Bath Spa University has been awarded a grade 1 'outstanding' for its primary and secondary teacher education programmes by the quality regulator Ofsted, which is the highest grade that can be given. The programmes build on a long established history of teacher training, excellent education research, and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

From January 2019, we will also be offering a part-time route into the Primary (5-11) and Primary (7-11) Programmes.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We have a range of support services designed to help you get the most out of your time at Bath Spa University. You’ll find advice, guidance, information and ideas on a range of issues, provided by specialist staff who will share their expertise and help guide you through the many activities and issues that you may encounter. Further information can be found on our website.

  • Student Support

Most students find themselves needing a bit of help at times as they juggle different priorities and demands. Common concerns include balancing study, work and social life, personal issues, friends and relationship difficulties, health or loneliness. We won’t make decisions for you – but we’ll help you to make them 
for yourself.

  • Disability and Accessibility

Our specialist team gives information, advice and guidance to our students with a disability, including those with a specific learning difficulty (dyslexia, dyspraxia, AD(H)D), on the autism spectrum, with mental health or medical conditions or with sensory 
or mobility impairments.

  • Mental health and wellbeing

Our team is here to help you cope with the demands of the PGCE year, build resilience and enable you to engage with your own mental health.

  • Money Advice

We can guide you through the intricacies of funding your teacher training and give advice on loans and other forms of funding, on budgeting and how to handle and negotiate debt. We also administer loans and grants which are available in special circumstances to students experiencing financial hardship.

Contact details

01225 875875
Newton Park Campus
Newton St Loe
Bath and North East Somerset


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: B20
  • Training programme code: 3FGH

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Main Site -

Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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