Entry requirements

A grade B or higher in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics and a grade C or higher in GCSE Science will be required.Trainees studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (first language). Good honours degree in an area related to primary education. Additionally, applicants should have recent and relevant experience in a mainstream school across the primary age range - this should be for a minimum of ten days and taken place within the 12 months prior to attending interview. Please see our website for full entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This is an intensive 38-week course for graduates that aims to develop and foster the teaching and learning skills required of a primary school teacher. Students may specialise in early years education (3-7) or in the junior phase (7-11). Emphasis is placed on the National Curriculum and its implementation in the classroom. It is possible to follow the course through the medium of Welsh or English. The school-based component consists of eighteen weeks in partnership schools and the placements are designed to offer contrasting experiences. This is the core of the course and consists of regular contact with pupils.

Fees and funding

Every PGCE Primary trainee has the right to receive a grant of £2,200. It will be paid monthly between October and June during the training year.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Administratior
+44 (0) 1248 383 012