Cardiff Metropolitan University

Primary Education Studies Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

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The BA Primary Education Studies degrees will give you a good understanding of fundamental issues in education across a range of contexts and environments. The course has a specific focus on the primary sector and will provide an ideal platform for those interested in careers in primary education. In addition, this degree supports those interested in working in the wider fields of education, health and social-work.

There are two pathways of study available:

D93T: BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies
W93T: BA (Anrh) Astudiaethau Addysg Gynradd (Dwyieithog) / BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (Bilingual)*
Regular opportunities for work-based experience in schools will enable students to be involved in current practice using the latest technologies and learning strategies. The city of Cardiff and its surrounding areas boasts a diverse range of schools that will allow you to see sector-leading practice across all areas of the primary phase​​.

*The bilingual degree is focused on developing your academic and practical understanding of primary education in a bilingual context. Whilst some of the programme will be delivered through the medium of English most of the course is available in the medium of Welsh, including Welsh medium personal tutor support. Assessments can be submitted in English or in Welsh and the Welsh content can be tailored to suit your language ability. The course is designed to meet the increasing demand for graduates who have bilingual capabilities and qualifications.​

In order to graduate with the bilingual award, students must take at least 80 credits in each year through the medium of Welsh. Students following this route will also qualify for a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol scholarship worth up to £3000 over the three years.

Please note: ​These undergraduate courses does not award 'Qualified Teacher Status' (QTS). However, the programme prepares students for various professional training routes including School Direct and PGCE routes towards QTS and other forms of postgraduate study.​

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level C 104 including a grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits
M: 39 credits
102 points, other grade combinations accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2 104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
Scottish Advanced Higher D 104 points including a grade D
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic 52.0 No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 TOEFL Internet required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts

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