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Primary Education (3-11) with QTS

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.

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Primary teaching

The BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS degree is a three-year undergraduate course that leads to the award of an honours degree and qualified teacher status. This degree can also be partly studied through the medium of Welsh.

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.

Graduates will develop the values and dispositions that will enable them to be highly employable and ready to meet the demands of the classroom.

Distinctive features of the Degree include:
•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

•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 degree is also offered through the medium of Welsh with the UCAS Application Code X121.

Unfortunately, we are unable to consider deferred applications for this course.

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
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
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:

Cardiff Met - Cyncoed

Department:

Department of Initial Teacher 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.

83%
med
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

64%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
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.

Education and teaching

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
57%
low
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.

Education and 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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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