Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

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.

The School based component of the programme comprises block school experience in partner schools. The students are assessed on their school experience according to a set of criteria for Terms 1, 2, and 3. Successful completion of Term 3 enables students to receive the qualification of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), awarded by the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW).The university based sessions include either experience in the Areas of Learning outlined in the Foundation Phase or the subjects outlined in the National Curriculum orders.

All university based modules are studied at Master's level, allowing 60 credits to be achieved. All students learn Welsh as part of the university based programme and approximately 25 per cent of our students are prepared for teaching posts in Welsh medium education. Employability and Careers

The programme provides trainees with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and provides opportunities for employment at the primary level.

Information for international students

This course is not suitable for international students - please see MA Education instead.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Cheryl Anthony
+44 (0)29 2041 6583