Bangor University

Bangor University

Secondary Education (Outdoor Activities, Welsh medium)

The main focus of the course is on organising and running safe, enjoyable, and educational outdoor activity programmes from schools and outdoor residential centres.

Entry requirements

Relevant Honours degree or equivalent, A-level or equivalent in the 2nd subject to be taught if relevant, and GCSE grade C English language and mathematics or equivalent. Applicants must meet the National Assembly of Wales requirements for health and physical capacity to teach. Recent experience of working with children or young people is considered valuable.

Course modules

The activities undertaken on the course include: hillwalking; camping; single pitch rock climbing; orienteering; canoeing; general adventure; problem solving.

Assessment methods

A system of continuous assessment is employed. Students must satisfy their assessors in practical teaching. There are coursework assignments that have to be completed but there are no written examinations.

Sponsorship information

National Assembly for Wales offers a bursary to students training to teach through the medium of Welsh; all secondary PGCE trainees are entitled to a training grant which is paid in monthly instalments from October to June; PGCE outdoor activities students are eligible for a training grant of £4,000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 383082