University of London

Administrative / Biographical History

The University of London administered the award of the Diploma in Theory & Practice of Physical Education which was the principal qualification taught by Bedford Physical Training College from 1935 until 1953 when it was replaced with the Certificate of Teaching of the Cambridge Institute of Education.

Following a rejection by the University of Cambridge in June 1966 to establish a degree in Education at the University of Cambridge, the eleven Colleges of Education associated with the Cambridge Institute of Education were invited to temporarily join the London Institute of Education in 1967 so as to enable suitable students to register exceptionally as students of the London Institute taking the London Teacher's Certificate in 1968 and 1969 and, if they satisfied the necessary conditions, Part II of the University of London B.Ed. in 1969 and 1970.