Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Primary Education (3-8 years, Welsh medium)

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course modules

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 methods

Assessment is based both on practical teaching and university coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2017 £ 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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School of Education
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6771