PGCE Primary with QTS (3-11) [Wales and beyond through the CaBan partnership] PGCE Primary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: PGCE Primary with QTS (3-11) [Wales and beyond through the CaBan partnership]
  • Qualification: PGCE Primary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

UCAS Codes: 
PGCE Primary 3D8R
TAR Cynradd (3-11) 3D8S

caban

The Primary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher.  You will learn about children’s development through the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 and be supported to become an excellent teacher. This PGCE with QTS* is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession.

*Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

Committed schools with well-trained mentors will support Associate Teachers’ progress towards Qualified Teacher Status in accordance with Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership in Wales.

Experienced tutors and researchers in university and school based staff will provide excellent support and stimulating sessions, and the qualification gained will equip students to teach within and beyond Wales.

You do not need to live in Wales or speak Welsh to apply for the course.  We will support you in your understanding of Welsh culture and your Welsh language learning whether you are a complete beginner or a fluent user of the language.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

  • Professional, Pedagogical and Core Studies in Primary Education
  • Subject Studies in Primary Education (including close to practice action research)
  • School Experience

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the PGCE Primary with QTS (3-11) [Wales and beyond through the CaBan partnership] Modules page.

Entry Requirements

  • At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
  • GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in Science.
  • GCSE grade B equivalency tests in English and mathematics are available to applicants for admission to the teacher education courses for the next academic session at Bangor University. Applicants wishing to undertake the equivalency test must already have a grade C in GCSE standard.
  • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve their personal use of the Welsh Language.
  • IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Apply

To teach, you need Initial Teacher Education (ITE) based at a university, school or college in the UK. Candidates should note that the application process for the PGCE programmes differs from Bangor University’s standard postgraduate application procedure.

Applications for PGCE programmes are made online through UCAS Teacher Training (UCAS TT).

Careers and Employability

PGCE Primary with QTS (3-11) is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession. It fully prepares you for the demands of teaching in Wales and beyond.

*Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

The CaBan programmes prepare you for a wide range of roles within education and develop essential leadership skills. There is a growing body of evidence that school leadership has an impact on student outcomes second only to the influence of teachers in the classroom. Within the CaBan partnership we have international expertise and experience of the latest leadership theory and research. This expertise impacts on both the content of this programme and the significant developments across the region and national level with respect to developing strong and effective leadership teams in our schools.

The programme offers short/full placements in Primary and Special Schools, short placements in Outdoor Centres and other education related settings to ensure you have enhanced experience specific to your individual interests.

Research / Links with Industry

The programme is co-constructed, delivered and assessed with a network of excellent partnership schools across the region.

Funding

Teacher Training Incentives

Primary supplement

English, Welsh, Mathematics and Science only (degree subject specialism to raise standards in numeracy and literacy and support sciences).

1st and/or PhD/Masters

£3,000

Full details here.

Also see:

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance England

Bursaries in Wales

Further information

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