PGCE Primary with QTS PGCE

This PGCE Primary with QTS PGCE course offered at University of Wales Trinity Saint David can be studied .

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Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry Criteria

*Applicants should hold or be predicted a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) and be graduates of a university, polytechnic or college of higher education approved by the University of Wales.

A Levels
Applicants will be required to satisfy the University of the relevance of their A Levels to a career in primary education. Applicants are expected to have either an A level at grade C (B for English),or equivalent or a degree in a National Curriculum subject or other curriculum area suitable for primary teaching:

  • English - A level Grade B or above (Language or Literature) or equivalent or Degree
  • Mathematics - A level Grade C or Degree or major component of Degree
  • Science - A level Grade C or above or equivalent or Degree
  • Welsh as a second language (in English medium schools) A level Grade C or above or equivalent or Degree
  • Information technology - A level Grade C or above or equivalent in information technology related subject or high level of qualification in computer skills (e.g. RSA, GNVQ) or vocational experience in a field involving the frequent use of ICT
  • History - A level Grade C or above or equivalent or Degree
  • Geography - A level Grade C or above or equivalent or Degree
  • Modern Foreign Languages - First language or A level Grade C or above in French, Spanish, Italian or German or equivalent or Degree
  • Physical Education - A level Grade C or above or equivalent or Degree
  • Music/Performing Arts - A-level grade C or above in Music or Performing Arts or equivalent e.g. Grade 6 theory and practical in music or degree in Performing Arts.

GCSE subjects

  • Grade A-B (or equivalent) in English Language
  • Grade A-B (or equivalent) in Mathematics
  • Grade A-C (or equivalent) in Science (dual award science or single award in biology, chemistry, or physics)

Students wishing to follow the Welsh medium course must also have Grade A-B in Welsh First Language.

A good range of GCSEs at grade C or above for all other subjects is also required.

If you hold a C grade in GCSE English Language or Mathematics and are successful in other aspects of the selection process you will be given the opportunity to sit the equivalency test. If you are successful and you accept your place to study with us then you can start your programme as planned. Attendance at the workshops prior to the test is a compulsory part of the equivalency testing programme.

For further information please contact PGCE primary admin: 01792 482111,

Good communication skills

It is essential to be able to speak clearly and with authority. You should be able to phrase concepts and ideas in ways which enable pupils to understand, be enthused and motivated. You should also be able to communicate well with parents/guardians and other professionals.

Commitment to teaching

You should be aware of the realities of a primary classroom and should have had a period of experience of working or volunteering in a primary school setting (other educational settings may be considered). This should be of a minimum of two weeks, preferably more, gained during the last 12 months prior to the application. Advanced Early Years or SEN experience is also relevant. In addition, you should be familiar with the requirements of the National Curriculum for the Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 in Wales.

Further information, including a statement of inherent requirements and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure will be required from applicants.

The Centre pays appropriate attention to recruiting trainees from under-represented groups and has a proactive marketing strategy for engagement with Community First areas, groups with disabilities, ethnic minority communities and Welsh medium learners.

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