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Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

The University requires a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C to include Mathematics at grade B (Numeracy OR Mathematics in Wales), Science at grade C and Grade B (or equivalent) in either English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language or Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C (or equivalent) must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh Language. For those taking GCSEs in England, grade 5 is considered equivalent to a B and 4 is equivalent to a C.

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Primary teaching

Have you always wanted to teach in a primary school and make a real and positive impact on children’s lives? If you are a graduate with a passion for innovative learning and teaching, then this PGCE course is for you. This one year course leads to the award of qualified teacher status.

You will study in both University and primary schools to inspire learners to achieve the four purposes of the Curriculum for Wales.

You will work in partnership with schools which have been selected for their excellent provision and high-quality mentoring of student teachers. You will be supported to develop your skills in research and inquiry, critical reflection, digital technology, pedagogy and the Welsh language as you build your own, unique teacher identity.

The content of the course is arranged into two core modules which run throughout the three terms of the one-year course.

A blended learning approach is utilised to provide student teachers with a range of felxible learning opportunities and to highlight effective pedagogical principles through modelling the impact of a range of approaches. Lectures draw your attention to current research, curriculum refoprm and development and pedagogical approaches. Specific subject study practical sessions support student teachers to develop in the Areas of Learning and Experience. Tutorials provide opportunities for academic and school-based discussion and personal reflection. Directed study enables student teachers to prepare appropriately for assessments; to refine their knowledge and understanding by investigating a variety of resources for skills development and intellectual enhancement. Independent Learning encourages student teachers to develop further subject knowledge, to improve research skills and to take responsibility for development of personal targets. Student teachers make use of the excellent facilities including simulated learning opportunities. School Experience is structured into blocks of intensive learning and practice throughout the programme. This supports student teachers to benefit from structured opportunities to work on specific areas of their practice through the ‘meshing’ of theory, research and practice. Learning is focused, rather than dispersed. In each block of School Experience, student teachers teach, observed by a qualified member of school staff, their lecturer, or both. Teaching starts with small group teaching, or teaching of a short activity to larger groups, building to teaching whole lessons and then sequences of lessons.

Successful completion of the course will equip you with qualified teacher status (QTS) and you will be eligible to register as a primary teacher with the Education Workforce Council (EWC). You will be eligible to teach in Wales, the UK and internationally.

The Uni


Course location:

Newport

Department:

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.

79%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
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

73%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
82%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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.

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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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