If you are a graduate with a passion for your specialist subject and a desire to inspire young people, this course is for you! The PGCE Secondary Education programme is a one year course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. The course aims to prepare student teachers to be highly-skilled, confident, critically reflective and innovative practitioners who are committed to life-long professional learning and the education of young people.
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Cardiff Met - Cyncoed
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For entry to Cardiff Metropolitan University, all PGCE Secondary applicants must have the following by the date term commences: GCSE Requirements: GCSE grade B/grade 5 or above in English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language) or Welsh Literature and Mathematics / Mathematics Numeracy (or a standard equivalent). Where an equivalent to a grade B/grade 5 in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. Applicants who have achieved a D / Grade 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics on application, will be considered for interview. Students studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade C or above in Welsh (First language). Cardiff Metropolitan University offers an in-house equivalency exam for GCSE English Language and Maths for those applicants with a D grade to meet B grade requirements. A GCSE Science equivalency exam is also offered for those with a D grade in Science. For those applicants who do not have the relevant grade we do accept equivalent qualifications and further information about what is accepted including organisations are on our website. Applicants need to indicate on their application if they are taking a GCSE resit/Equivalency examination. Initial Degree Requirements: 2:2 Honours Degree (Applicants for PGCE Maths will also require an A-level in Maths as well as a relevant degree) Whilst it is expected that the content of your degree will contain a significant proportion of the subject in which you wish to train to teach, we do favourably consider applicants whose degrees are in a subject that is closely related. Your application and interview (should you be selected) will be assessed on your potential to meet the QTS level of the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership that relate to subject knowledge, understanding and skills, and the extent to which these can successfully underpin your practice as a teacher of a particular subject, up to and including the teaching of A level and other post-16 curricula. Applications may be considered for certain Secondary subjects from those who have achieved below a 2:2 Honours degree, but where higher qualifications and or relevant experience have been attained, e.g. Masters, PhD. Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/education/courses/Pages/Secondary-PGCE.aspx
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
All applicants will be required to apply through UCAS. Applications will then be assessed against the entry criteria for the relevant programme and applicants invited to attend an interview on the basis of this information. All applicants should: Have a previous education background which provides the necessary foundation for work as a teacher in the relevant phase and subject specialism; Have the aptitude, capability, and resilience to meet the required QTS outcomes by the end of their ITE programme; Possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to become excellent practitioners; Read effectively and be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English and/or Welsh; Not have a criminal background which might prevent them working with children or vulnerable young people, or as an education practitioner; and have not previously been barred or excluded from teaching or working with learners (student teachers are required to arrange for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS); Demonstrate at the interview stage as having the appropriate personal functional skills in literacy, numeracy and digital competence applicable in a professional teaching and learning context; Demonstrate their suitability to become excellent teachers; Meet the requirements of the Welsh Government's Education Health Standards (2004)*, confirming their health and physical capacity to undertake a teacher's responsibilities.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5||IELTS band score 7.5 overall and minimum of 7.0 in each component in the ‘academic’ IELTS test.|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|