Cardiff Metropolitan University
Primary Education (3-8)
This programme will enable students to qualify as primary teachers with a specific age group focus in the foundation phase (3-8). The programme is delivered and managed collaboratively between Cardiff Metropolitan University and partnership schools; in addition, specialist study is offered in a range of subjects; students receive ongoing support and guidance from an experienced personal tutor who mentors the individual through their academic and initial professional development; regular contact in university is maintained throughout school placement; students have the opportunity to develop an area of expertise relevant to the primary school; all students learn Welsh as part of the university based programme and approximately 25 per cent of our students are prepared for teaching posts in Welsh medium education.
GCSE grade B or above in English language and mathematics and grade C or above in science (or a standard equivalent); students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (1st language); Honours degree, of at least 2.2 classification, in an area related to primary education; for subject specialism, applicants are normally expected to have either a relevant A-level (or equivalent) at grade C minimum or a degree in the subject/area of expertise suitable for primary teaching; recent and relevant experience in a mainstream school across the primary age range for a minimum of 10 days (within the 12 months previous to attending interview) plus a letter of reference from this placement; interview which involves involve completion of time-constrained tests in literacy and numeracy; applicants wishing to undertake school placements in Welsh medium schools are interviewed through the medium of Welsh; entry is also subject to a satisfactory criminal records check.
School experience; understanding learning and teaching: learning and teaching 1 (professional studies); learning and teaching 2 (literacy and numeracy); learning and teaching 3 (curriculum focus).
Assessment is based both on practical teaching and university coursework.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cyncoed Campus||Cardiff||CF23 6XD||Wales|
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