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Primary Education Leading to Qualified Teacher Status

Entry requirements


General Studies and Key Skills not normally accepted.

Pass required

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GSCE: Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE examination in any of the following required: English Language, English Literature, Welsh First Language, Welsh Literature; Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved; GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in Science required.

Pass required

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM-DDM

We will also consider other BTEC qualifications in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

96-128

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed below, as well as alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Primary teaching

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of how children learn and the skills needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher who can make a make a real difference to the lives of young people. School placements are in a wide range of settings including urban and rural, mainstream and special schools where you’ll be supported by experienced staff to learn how to plan appropriate schemes of work and consider assessment and reporting strategies.

This exciting degree with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) trains you as a primary teacher especially equipped to teach in Wales and is equally valid for those wanting to teach in the rest of the UK and beyond. It is a great time to come and study to be a teacher in Wales. Education in Wales is entering an exhilarating new era developing a world class curriculum for schools. Bangor University, with its longstanding and excellent reputation for teacher training and education, is partnered with quality schools in north Wales who have had an active role in designing the course you’ll study. This course is delivered as part of the CaBan partnership between schools, Bangor University, the Regional Consortium GwE and the research institute CIEREI. Together we share the common goal of educating the next generation of world-class educators, from initial teacher education, through continuous career long professional learning.

Our partner schools have well-trained mentors who will support your progress towards becoming an excellent and innovative teacher. Experienced tutors and researchers in university and school based staff will provide excellent support and stimulating learning sessions both in the university and in your placement schools. Students on this English medium course will be placed in English medium schools only and you do not need to speak Welsh, or live in Wales, to apply for the course. However as part of our commitment to bilingualism 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.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

This is the English-medium course. For the Welsh-medium course use UCAS code X130.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Education

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

48%
Primary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

63%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
13%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

89%
Teaching and educational professionals
4%
Other elementary services occupations
2%
Administrative occupations: government and related organisations

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Teacher training

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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