Aberystwyth University

Primary PGCE (Taught) Aberystwyth University Degree level: Postgraduate Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

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Course summary

PGCE Primary (3-11) 3DHM
The PGCE Primary course is a one-year course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. The course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become reflective practitioners, prepared to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed about the world beyond school.

Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE
Study mode: Full Time
Duration: 1 Year
Location: Aberystwyth

Assessment
Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations.
Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis

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

Entry requirements
A degree in any subject.

To support the Welsh Government’s Literacy and Numeracy framework students must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade B in the GCSE examination in any of the following:

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Welsh Language (First Language)

  • Welsh Literature

Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. A grade B in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.

Grade C GCSE in a science subject.

The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements.

  • A minimum of two weeks experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage.

  • Literacy and numeracy skills tests will form part of the selection process on the day of the interview.

Course details

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

Entry requirements

• A first degree in any subject.
• Grade B (Grade 5 in England) in Mathematics and English at GCSE or equivalent. The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements.
• Grade C GCSE in a science subject.


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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


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01970 622104