University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Primary Education with QTS

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Course summary

Graduates of this course will have the knowledge, skills, values and dispositions to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS) and be a professional teacher, ready to work in Wales and beyond. The core content includes: • Alternative setting – an opportunity to experience education in its widest sense; • Bridging – the process by which practical and theoretical knowledge meet, and the transformative approach is enacted; • Compulsory modules – the co-constructed and co-delivered content (pedagogic and subject related) of the programme which will underpin undergraduate study; • Electives – a school-based and university-supported experience where students can elect to follow a more specialist line of inquiry in order to deepen curriculum knowledge; • Partnership conference – the opportunity to share best practice at a conference event in order that the partnership can be transformed; • Qualified Teacher Status – a compulsory professional pathway leading to the award of qualified teacher status; • Welsh Language Skill Development – a compulsory professional pathway to develop students’ confidence and competence in speaking Welsh. A total of 24 weeks will be based in school to gain professional teaching experience.

Course details

Modules

Year One - Level 4 • Cycle 1 Core Studies: The Learner: who am I teaching? (20 credits) • Cycle 1 Professional and Pedagogic Studies: Leading the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 1 Core Studies: Learners, Schools and Communities: where am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 1 Professional and Pedagogic Studies: Researching the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching? (20 credits) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; Graduate Attributes Framework module). Year Two - Level 5 • Cycle 2 Core Studies: The Learner: who am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 2 Professional and Pedagogic Studies: Leading the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 2 Core Studies: Learners, Schools and Communities: where am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 2 Professional and Pedagogic Studies: Researching the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching? (30 credits). Year Three - Level 6 • Cycle 3 Core Studies: The Learner: who am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 3 Professional and Pedagogic Studies: Leading the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching? (30 credits) • Cycle 3 Core Studies: Learners, Schools and Communities: where am I teaching? • Cycle 3 Professional and Pedagogic Studies: Researching the Learning: what, how and why am I teaching? (30 credits). All modules are compulsory.

Assessment method

The programme design provides the opportunity for assessments to be closely related to classroom practice and draw upon evidence gained from personal experience. This approach further establishes the links between intellectual and experiential learning. For example, students will be required to design, conduct, evaluate and share a close-to-practice research project which will directly impact on learners. Whenever possible, assignments will be submitted and marked electronically to facilitate timely and effective feedback. Assessment components include written assignments, a digital poster, portfolios, an individual video and a research project.

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:

  • Primary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X120
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
Carmarthen Campus
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UCAS Points Applicants are required to obtain 115 UCAS points. GCSE Qualifications Applicants must have all 3 of the following: • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature (English medium applicants) OR Grade B Welsh Language OR Grade B Welsh Literature plus Grade C or above in GCSE English Language OR Welsh (first) language. • Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics OR GCSE Numeracy.  • Grade C or above in GCSE Science. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) If accepted onto our programme, you will be required to obtain a clear enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly known as CRB, Criminal Records Bureau) clearance check as soon as possible. There is a fee associated with the service and you should ensure that you opt for the 'update' service. For further information please contact [email protected]

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £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
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional Costs Our students have access to a diverse range of equipment and resources, which in most cases are sufficient to complete their programme of study. However, it is likely that students will incur some unavoidable additional costs over and above the cost of their university tuition. These are as follows: Mandatory Costs • Travel to placement schools and University • Travel to off-site specialist provision (including schools and other training providers) • Travel to schools for 'Bridging Days' and other whole-cohort initiatives as per calendar • Use of a laptop (MS Office is free to students). Necessarily Incurred • Purchasing teaching resources • Travel to 'Electives' placements • Travel to participate in enhancement activities. Optional • Optional study trips • Printing costs.
Primary Education with QTS at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS