University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Returning and Supply Teachers

The course covers all National Curriculum subjects in the context of the classroom and includes reference to the new Foundation Phase and its 7 Areas of Learning; issues of assessment, management and resourcing are discussed as an integral part of these studies and the course provides an opportunity to explore recent and relevant changes and innovations; it is structured to provide plenty of practical experience supported by the relevant theory; in addition, professional guidance and support is provided on making job applications, writing curriculum vitae and interview techniques; students must spend 10 days in a primary school (or equivalent) either voluntarily or in a paid position; this part of the programme must be arranged by the applicant and may be tailored to suit individual requirements; the classroom experience is undertaken as an opportunity to develop confidence, skills and understanding.

Entry requirements

Qualified teacher status (primary or secondary). An enhanced DBS check.

Assessment methods

Assessment is 100% coursework and includes one assignment, which involves the recording of a reflective school diary based on the ten days spent in the primary school of your choice, in order to obtain maximum advantage from the classroom experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Certificate of Professional Development Part-time day - 15 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

Key information

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