Why study this course

The ideal course for TAs who want to continue working while beginning a route into Teacher Training.

Blended learning delivery – small number of days on BGU campus each year, so you can continue to earn a salary as a TA.

Learn from expert primary practitioners at BGU – for ‘overall satisfaction’ with their course our undergraduate Teacher Training students, put BGU 14th highest in the list of 60 Higher Education Institutions offering Teacher Training as an undergraduate subject (NSS 2022).

Reflect on expert practice in your own school and manage your study around your work and family life.

Course summary

Have you ever thought about working towards a degree, but decided against it as you are already in employment or volunteering and don’t want to give that up? Our FdA Primary Teaching Studies course is designed for you if you are a TA who want to continue working while beginning a route into Teacher Training.

About this course

Are you a TA who wants to train to teach while continuing to work as a TA?

This course is a 2 year foundation degree that is designed for primary teaching assistants working as the first step towards becoming a teacher.

You will need to have a Level 3 qualification, GCSEs in maths, English and science, experience as a TA and be working as a TA for at least 2 days per week in a primary school.

This level 4 and 5 course will then enable you to apply for our BA (Hons) Primary Teaching Studies with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) top-up course which is also delivered through blended learning and will provide you with the opportunity to qualify to teach in a further 16 months after completing this foundation degree while continuing to work as a TA.

Most sessions will be taught online, but there will be a few specific days on campus each year to ensure you are able to become part of our supportive BGU learning community.

Sessions delivered by our primary teaching experts will be focussed around supporting your transition to degree level study and the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Core Content Framework (CCF) to ensure that you have the ideal preparation to progress to the next stage of your teacher training.

This is a new course currently in development. To register your interest and receive more information as it is published, please fill out the form below.