BEd Primary interviews

Please note all applicant interviews will now take place by Skype or Zoom. If you have already booked an interview with us, please be assured we will be in contact to offer an alternative arrangement. Our Admissions Team is here to support you and answer any questions you may have. You can give us a call on +44 (0)1752 585858 or drop us an email at

Message from Programme Leader

Congratulations on being invited to interview for BEd Primary. On this page we have provided information regarding the tasks we would like you to complete in advance. It is vital that you are prepared and are able to talk about these tasks when you meet us. 

During the interview day, we will:

  • help you to give the best account of your skills, experience and character. This enables us to decide if you will thrive in the University of Plymouth's culture
  • enable you to understand as much as you can about the way we work with our students and what it means to become a graduate with the University of Plymouth.

Please ensure you read the interview pre-work below carefully as this provides information on articles/videos you should look at when preparing for your interview and any specialism specific materials you should bring with you on the day.

I look forward to meeting you at your interview and if you should need any help or assistance please do contact us. 

Best wishes,

Tom Cowan

Please note: If you have applied for more than one programme within the Plymouth Institute of Education, you will only need to attend one academic interview. During this interview, you will be assessed to see if you are a suitable candidate for all programmes you have applied for.

Expenses card

We currently have a travel bursary scheme in place to help support applicants who are invited to interview with us.

We know that many applicants can have a long journey to get here, so as a token of our appreciation, we are pleased to be able to offer a travel bursary of up to £30 to guests traveling to us. 

In order to claim a travel bursary of up to £30, please complete the claim form and return it to a member of staff on your interview day. The prepaid fuel voucher will be delivered directly to your home within two months. 

If you have already visited us for your interview you are still able to claim, just complete the form and return it via email to