Taught course

PGCE Secondary Chemistry with QTS

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · SWW Centre of Teacher Education

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject.

GCSE qualifications

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics.
  • Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh (first language).
  • Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh.

A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications

If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced.

Months of entry


Course content

In the modern world, knowledge of science is essential for everyone. Everything we know about the universe, from photosynthesis to the structure of the atom, results from advances in science.

Delivered in the Environmental Laboratory in the IQ building, our secondary Chemistry programme supports you in using your passion and expertise for Chemistry. It is not just a practical subject, teaching chemistry demands your creativity to inspire young people and nurture their curiosity. It will engage all your professional skills and propel you to a fulfilling career.

Studying alongside student teachers from the Science and Technology area of learning, you will prepare to teach general science and specialise in Chemistry to the GCSE and A-level.

This exciting new curriculum will give you the freedom to be creative and work with your fellow students in the field of computing and other technology to promote STEM subjects.

Schools need more specialist chemistry teachers than ever before, therefore employability and promotional prospects are excellent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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