Main undergraduate route with BA Education to become a qualified teacher is a 3/4 year Bachelor of Education Degree (BEd) course at honours level that also confers Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England, although not every course. BEd initial teacher training is popular with any UK University courses, although places on courses are limited and competitive.
See also: Scotland teaching and Scotland teaching courses
Where can I complete a Bed?
Many of the universities in the UK offer Bed Hons degree. Also BA Education.
See UCAS all the universities offering Bed and BA Education teacher training.
Apply for Courses, Where?
UCAS handles applications.
When should I apply?
Vast majority of BEd courses start between August, in September or October. UCAS accepts applications the year before from September and January.
Difference between Scotland and the rest of UK?
Scotland has its own qualifying standards for teacher’s, General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS) and some courses reflect this in their course and training content.
BEd Hons age level?
You can choose to qualify for a specific key stage or age range, such a primary BEd or secondary BEd where you’re qualified to teach in secondary schools with a secondary BEd.
Years of training?
Yes, full time courses take three or four years or 6 years part time study and practical training to complete.
Where can I teach with a BEd degree?
Depending on your specific qualifying age range you have a choice between state schools, independent and international schools in the UK and abroad.
Train inScotland and teach in England & Wales?
BEd Hons degree with QTS then you can become eligible to teach in England & Wales or Scotland through registering through the countries general teaching council.
Funding Sources for teacher training?
Teacher bursaries and grants are available, and the same benefits as other undergraduate students with loans that can be borrowed.
Fees are paid by the government? Need to check yourself.
-A-C grades in English, Mathematics and Science for 7-14 year old teaching at Standard grade or GCSE.
-Some experience with children
- No criminal record
- Medical check at your doctors
Successful face to face interview and accepted on a course.
Written by: Education Tay RCB