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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JUN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This well-regarded pathway provides successful applicants with an excellent grounding in the theory and practice necessary to get started in teaching.

You will learn how to apply a variety of pedagogical approaches to a range of teaching and learning contexts, providing an inclusive learning environment for all learners, including those studying at GCSE and A’level.

As you would expect from a university engaged significantly in supporting the development of the new curriculum in Wales, you will have a chance to deepen your understanding of the role of History within the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience and how it supports the four purposes that underpin the new curriculum.

If you have a passion for history, and for working with young people, we can help you get the best start in one of the most rewarding careers on offer.

Assessment

The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:

  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Video presentation
  • Research Project

All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.

Career Opportunities

Yr Athrofa has excellent graduate employment rates with 99% of graduates going into employment or further study.

Many schools and college departments, both locally and nationally, are staffed with several of our teachers and many have gone on to forge successful teaching careers at strategic, professional and management levels at home and abroad.

Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.

Recently our PGCE Art and Design graduates have gone on to work as Secondary Teachers in many independent and state schools in Wales, England and abroad including (but not limited) to Judgemeadow Community College (Leicestershire), Cwmafan Junior School (Port Talbot), Howard School (Rainham, Kent), Amman Valley School (Ammanford), Bridgend County Borough Council, Olchfa Comprehensive School (Swansea), Livanhoe College (Ashby de la Zouch), Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera (Ystalyfera).

Tuition fees

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£ 9,000per year

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

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 66%

    20th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    60th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    18th

    5

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