Art with ODA (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only) at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Art with ODA (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only)

Course summary

UCAS Code (English): 3F4P PGCE Secondary - Art (QTS) You don’t have to be an Artist to fulfil the dream of becoming an Art Teacher – the emphasis is about inspiring others to see the unexpected and raise open-ended questions on Art Works! The focus within our Art Secondary PGCE programme is to develop inquisitive and venturesome Art Teachers. You will apply to lectures, seminars and observational and teaching experience which will equip you with rich skills to collaborate, lead, respond and prepare challenging lessons as a creative and innovative Art Teacher. Here at Bangor, we will ensure that you have the qualities needed to not only be an outstanding Art Teacher, but also a teacher of the Expressive Arts, by giving you the opportunity to explore other aspects of the Curriculum for Wales, to give you a firm focus to prepare and plan rich and exciting lessons. Bangor is a fantastic place for anyone interested in outdoor activities. Our location, combined with our long-established links with local outdoor education providers, provides a fantastic opportunity for combining this subject with outdoor activities during your training. Why Study with Us?

  • Where better to study for your PGCE Art qualification than here in Bangor, where it is possible to study bilingually, through the medium of Welsh and English – certainly, this can open job opportunities throughout Wales and beyond. Without doubt, the homely atmosphere develops happy, modest and confident Art Teachers. You will have access to rich resources of local art galleries and museums and attractions within the exceptional North Wales natural beauty to inspire you as you prepare for your exciting new career in education.
  • Experienced tutors and researchers will provide you with the skills needed to become the educators of the future. Lead School experiences with well-trained mentors, along with two School Placements will support your progress towards Qualified Teacher Status.
  • An opportunity to study specified fields such as managing behaviour affirmatively; strategic differentiation; interpreting theorist and planning a safe and comfortable learning environment.
  • We will challenge and inspire through role models to develop the skills within lessons to ensure focus on accuracy and rich language exemplar and by this we give great thought to assessing strategies to comply with Directed Improvement and Reflection Time (DIRT)
  • Welfare, care, support and guidance is our priority to ensure happiness and safeguarding for every student and thereby demonstrate a positive attitude towards learning.
This PGCE with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable further afield for entry into the teaching profession. Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study. • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh First Language, Welsh Literature. • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved. • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language. • Applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check for the child workforce including a check of the children’s barred lists. Applicants who have lived outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence.  Applicants should reflect carefully on their ability to meet the rigours and demands of the profession. Refer to the Considerations for Applicants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes. We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements - IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5)).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Bangor University
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Art with ODA (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only) at Bangor University - UCAS