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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Carmarthen Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The program focuses on professional studies across the full primary age range and provides a thorough understanding of the statutory curricula for primary schools. We are confident that our PDPA model of initial teacher education will help you develop into an inspirational professional teacher who will facilitate transition for the benefit of pupils, teachers and tutors in classes in Wales and beyond.

The Institute is an inquisitive, inquiry-driven education institution whose values ​​are rooted in justice, equity, democracy, human rights, citizenship and encouraging ambitions for all. Our aim is to enable trainee teachers to become skilled graduates, creative and employable who will contribute to society and become responsible citizens of the world.

Through the Institute's Professional Learning Partnership (PDPA), we support over 600 prospective teachers on our Initial Teacher Education programs. These include primary undergraduate programs, and primary and secondary PGCE, all of which have Qualified Teacher Status. The BA Honors Primary Education with QTS is a highly respected full-time degree. It will be delivered on the Carmarthen campus; where tradition and the modern meet to form a unique learning environment.

Course Overview

The course offers a balance of University Experiences and Professional Teaching Experiences that provide a broad overview of the profession as a whole in preparation for a career in primary education. Individuals 'knowledge and understanding of ethical, professional and curriculum-related issues are developed, as well as enhancing students' knowledge of pedagogy and effective teaching and learning strategies. Individuals' personal skills in literacy, numeracy and communication are enhanced in a variety of ways, including workshops, lectures, tutorials, visits, guest speakers, discussions, problem-solving activities and forums. Professional Teaching Experiences take place mainly in pre-school / school settings.

These experiences are designed to enable students to apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained when studying at university to real teaching contexts. Students are introduced to teaching and learning issues early in the course, before progressing to a deeper level of understanding as the course progresses, ultimately leading to the attainment of Qualified Teacher Status by the end of third year. Students also have the opportunity to discover the educational opportunities of museums, galleries and other contexts.

Career Opportunities

More than 80% of our trainee teachers find employment within the first year of graduation. Many work in the primary sector in England and Wales, some have permanent jobs, others choose to be supply teachers in the first place.

Other trainee teachers work abroad in a variety of schools, for example in Nigeria, Hong Kong, Australia and Kuala Lumpur, to gain valuable educational experiences before deciding where to live. Graduate employability is enhanced by a number of additional awards, for example, Church School Certificate, Certificate in Teaching Welsh as a Second Language, First Aid and a variety of Sports Coaching Awards.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 115

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    91st

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

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