Applicants for the Secondary PGCE are required to have achieved the following prior to admission to the programme:
- An honours degree at a minimum of 2:2 in a relevant subject, or a related subject with at least 50% relevant subject content;
- Grade B GCSE in English/Welsh language (students applying for the Welsh medium programme will be required to have a GCSE in Welsh);
- Grade B GCSE in Maths
Months of entry
The one year full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) offered by the Swansea University Schools' Partnership connects research and policy to practice. SUSP is committed to delivering high quality initial teacher education that meets the needs of a Welsh education system undergoing significant curriculum transformation. Our PGCE programme will allow you to develop teaching skills in your subject and learn how your subject fits in the new curriculum Areas of Learning and Experience.
You will have the opportunity to work with experienced mentors in our Partnership schools across Wales to develop, and reflect upon, your own teaching practice. All aspects of the SUSP programme are underpinned by research, allowing student teachers to benefit from the University's national and international reputation.
Subject specialism pathways include:
Fees and funding
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Swansea University Postgraduate