15 months after graduating
97% of our education graduates are in work or further study
89% of our graduates said their current activity is meaningful
81% of graduates saying their degree was a formal requirement for their job or gave them an adventage
Primary teaching is rewarding, diverse and dynamic, requiring you to demonstrate a passion for learning and the ability to support children across a range of backgrounds and abilities. The BEd Primary degree at the University of Plymouth offers you the opportunity to undertake work-based learning, allowing you to see first-hand where you could fit as an educator in the primary landscape while you develop the QTS standards needed. You can teach from foundation year (age 3) right through to Key Stage 2 (ages 7–11), so you should consider during your degree what appeals to you most.
If teaching in a primary school isn’t for you, you can also use your BEd to apply for work within health care, charities, local councils and even leisure. Since specific career paths may be obvious, you should use your research skills to explore the range of opportunities and consider your personal interests, motivations, values and strengths.
Researching your career options
Given the potential career options open to BEd graduates, you should research and explore these fully so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
The following websites provide helpful information on options for primary teaching:
Below is a snapshot of what some of University of Plymouth BEd graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation. For some graduates, these jobs serve as ‘stepping-stones’ to professional posts by providing relevant workplace experience.
- ABA Tutor
- Primary School Teacher
- Primary Teacher at a Special Needs School
- Youth Worker
- Projects Administrator/Officer
Employers to consider
- Beyond Autism
- Birdwell Primary School
- Holway Park Primary School
- Preston Academy Trust
- South Devon College
- South Gloucester Council
- Team Hareview Community Centre
- The Learn to Live Federation
*Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Surveys of 2017/18 and 2018/19. Graduates were surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 60 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working, studying or looking for work.