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GCSE grade B/grade 5** or above in English Language and Mathematics and a grade C/grade 4** or above in Science (or a standard equivalent). Students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (First Language). A B grade in Welsh (First Language) will be considered in combination with a C grade in English Language for entry.
**for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England
Initial Degree Requirements
Honours degree in an area related to primary education, of at least 2:2 classification; or any honours degree of at least 2:2 classification where an A level grade C or above (or equivalent) has been obtained in a primary curriculum subject area.
Applications may be considered from those who have achieved below a 2:2 Honours degree, but where higher qualifications have been attained, e.g. Masters, PhD.
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.
Months of entry
The PGCE Primary programme is taught from one of the largest centres of teacher training in Wales and the UK. It has been designed to provide students with a variety of challenging experiences with a continuum of school and university work, in order to prepare students to become primary teachers and to enable them to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status.
Students can opt to follow either the Foundation Phase route or Key Stage 2 route.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions Team
- 029 2041 6044