Initial Degree Requirements
Whilst it is expected that the content of your degree will contain a significant proportion of the subject in which you wish to train to teach, we do favourably consider applicants whose degrees are in a subject that is closely related. Your application and interview (should you be selected) will be assessed on your potential to meet the Qualified Teacher Standards relating to subject knowledge, understanding and skills, and the extent to which these can successfully underpin your practice as a teacher of a particular subject, up to and including the teaching of A level and other post-16 curricula. Applications may be considered for certain Secondary subjects from those who have achieved below a 2:2 Honours degree, but where higher qualifications have been attained, e.g. Masters, PhD.
GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics at Grade B or above (grade 5 or above for applicants holding the newly reformed GCSEs in England). A B grade in Welsh (First Language) will be considered in combination with a C grade in English Language for entry. Applicants who have achieved a D or above in GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics on application, will be considered for interview (grade 4 or above for applicants holding the newly reformed GCSEs in England). Students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (First language).
Months of entry
The PGCE Secondary programme is taught from one of the largest centres of teacher education in Wales and the UK. It provides a professional training for graduates who wish to teach the following subject areas:
- Art and Design
- Biology with Science
- Chemistry with Science
- Design & Technology (specialising in Resistant Materials & Systems or Food & Textiles)
- ICT & Computing
- Modern Foreign Languages (Specialising in either French, French and Spanish, or French and German. Limited French/Italian placements and also limited Spanish or German only placements are available)
- Physical Education
- Physics with Science
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- +44 (0)29 2041 6044