BEd Primary Education Programmes

BEd Primary Education Programmes

We look forward to welcoming you to Plymouth Marjon University for your interview day and hope that you will gain much from the experience. The day is important for both you and for us as it is important that we see if you are suitable for the course you have applied for, but equally that you find out if this is the place you want to study. 

During the day you will have the opportunity to

  • look round the University
  • find out more about the course and meet tutors
  • meet headteachers or teachers from our partnership schools who are also involved in the interview process

We want you to present yourself in the best light on the day so there are a number of different components to the day and we aim to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Please read the information provided in the letter and on the website carefully so you come well-prepared for the different parts of the day. As this is a professional course, please come appropriately dressed for interview. 

Please click on the relevant link for more information:
Interview Preparation
The Interview
Interview Agenda

Professional Skills Tests for ITT applicants

Entrants for Initial Teacher Education programmes need to be aware of Government regulations regarding mandatory skills tests in numeracy and literacy. These will be taken after application and prior to 30th June 2019.

In February 2018, changes to the arrangements for the skills tests were announced.

  • Candidates will have unlimited attempts to achieve a test pass.
    • The 2-year lockout period will be removed; candidates previously locked out will be able to book tests for both subjects.
    • All candidates will be able to book 3 tests per subject, free of charge. A charge will be applied from the fourth test attempt per subject

It is strongly advised that applicants visit the Department for Education website to obtain further information and sample practice papers. Applicants may find the following link helpful: