Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Secondary Education (Welsh)

  • Historical background of teaching Welsh, Teaching methods that encourage listening, reading, writing and oral skills, Teaching resources for the language and the contribution of the media, assessment, recording, reporting and profiling, Teaching literature, External examinations, Welsh in Years 12 & 13 and Extra Curricular activities.
  • Seminars, workshops, lectures are the main method of instruction.
  • University tutors work alongside school-based mentors to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical ability in teaching effectively.
  • We provide regular mentor meetings which allow you to ask questions and discuss topics/issues further.
  • You will receive feedback on your progress and lesson observations at regular points during the course.

The programme is mainly school based in line with government requirements with 24 out of 36 weeks spent in partnership schools, where student teachers work with a subject specialist (the subject mentor) and a senior member of the school staff (the senior mentor). The university-based modules comprise of initial professional development and curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising.​

Welsh language support is given to students wishing to teach through the medium of Welsh to enhance their language skills. All students will be given additional support to develop their Welsh language skills.

Entry requirements

Honours degree preferably 2.2 in Welsh or where Welsh has been a substantial part of the course; plus mathematics and English language at GCSE grade B (a B grade in Welsh (first language) will be considered in combination with a C grade in English Language for entry); interview which involves tests in literacy and numeracy and a comprehension task; entry is also subject to a satisfactory health check and satisfactory criminal records check.

Students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (first language).

Course modules

Modules include: professional development; curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising.

Assessment methods

Student teachers will be assessed both on practical teaching and academic assignments. The latter is assessed at Masters level and affords student teachers 60 credits at 'M' level. A pass is required for both school and university based modules. Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of student teachers' competence against statutory standards.

There is no formal end of programme examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 9,000 per Academic year (Home) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD Wales

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Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044