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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Primary Education (3-11) with QTS

UCAS Code: X120

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two C grades.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

112 points, other grade combinations accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSE passes including: •GCSE Grade B/grade 5** or above in English Literature, English Language, Welsh Language (First Language) or Welsh Literature Where an equivalent to a grade B/grade 5** 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. **for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England •GCSE Maths at grade B/grade 5 •GCSE Science (or a standard equivalent) at grade C/grade Students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools require a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (First Language). Applicants who have achieved a grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) may make arrangements to resit the GCSEs (or an acceptable equivalent) in order to obtain the B grade and this should be indicated on the UCAS Teacher Training application. If successful at interview, applicants will be offered a place subject to the B attainment.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered, to include two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.

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

D*D*

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

DMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two D grades

Highers considered for entry depending on the number of Highers taken and grades achieved

UCAS Tariff

112

To include two C grades at A level

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

112 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades CC. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject.

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

The BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS programme is a three-year undergraduate course that leads to the award of an honours degree and qualified teacher status. The course aims to prepare student teachers to be highly-skilled, confident, critically reflective and innovative practitioners who are committed to life-long professional learning and the education of young people.

To train to teach at Cardiff Metropolitan University is an exciting opportunity to learn within the Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education, the only provider in South East Wales to be accredited by the Education Workforce Council for 2019 entry.

The Cardiff Partnership consists of Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of Oxford, Cardiff University, Central South Consortium (CSC), Education Achievement Service (EAS), City of Cardiff Council and Lead Partnership Schools and Alliances. Together, the Cardiff Partnership collaborates to ensure that graduates of the BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course not only achieve but seek to surpass the professional standards for QTS through high-quality professional education that is rigorously practical and intellectually challenging. Graduates will develop the values and dispositions that will enable them to be highly employable and ready to meet the demands of the classroom.

Some of the distinctive features of the course includes:

• University and school experiences that train student teachers to teach the Curriculum for Wales across the 3-11 age range
• Research-informed clinical practice where structured opportunities enable student teachers to use theory to interrogate practice and vice versa.
• A supportive and collaborative culture of learning
• School-led training days led by schools identified as leading providers of education and professional development
• A ‘return day’ to university and/or lead partnership schools every week during clinical practice to consolidate and cohere learning
• Opportunity to undertake the Agored Cymru Accredited Assist at Forest School Level 2 training
• A commitment to the development of Welsh language skills of all student teachers based on their individual experience and needs

*This programme will undergo a periodic review in December 2019 in order to confirm the new course content shown below. Applicants will be informed of any further changes following the review.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Cyncoed

Department:

Department of Initial Teacher Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Education and teaching

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
9%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

37%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

Primary teaching

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

£14k

£14k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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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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