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Secondary Education (Welsh) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Welsh Language Languages Teaching / Training: General Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PGCE Secondary Education programme is a one year course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. The course aims to prepare student teachers to be highly-skilled, confident, critically reflective and innovative practitioners who are committed to life-long professional learning and the education of young people. The course provides professional training for graduates who wish to teach.

All student teachers will be assessed against the Standards for QTS and must pass all Standards to attain qualified teacher status. During the clinical practice, student teachers will receive ongoing verbal and written formative feedback as well as summative reports. As part of the course, student teachers will gather evidence in demonstrating their attainment and achievement and this will be made available to Personal Tutors so that they can monitor progress at regular intervals.

Successful completion of the programme will lead to recommendation to the Education Workforce Council for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and provides opportunities for employment at the secondary level. Graduates can obtain work in schools across Wales, the UK and abroad. The course is designed to provide a wide range of experiences that will provide our graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare them well for the world of work. Cardiff Partnership's Lead Partnership Schools have been identified as leading providers of education and professional development in Wales and so the opportunity to learn from them and within their own environments means that career progression from student teacher to Newly Qualified Teacher should be seamless.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module is mainly school-based and takes place during the second half of the academic year. Student teachers will be expected to mainly teach independently for approximately 65% of the time. The rest of the time provides further opportunities for observation, research and enquiry, planning, preparation, and assessment. For most student teachers, there will be an opportunity to undertake 15 days at the end of the module where they will be able to engage in enrichment activities to build on their strengths/areas for development normally linked to innovation and leadership.? The focus will be negotiated with their Mentors and University Tutors, will be bespoke to their needs, and will support them in achieving beyond the Standards for QTS as well as contributing towards their Career Entry Profile.?This module is available through the medium of English or Welsh.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an honours 2.2 degree in a closely allied subject that contains a substantial proportion (at least 50%) of that specialist subject within it.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University is one of Cardiff’s oldest educational institutions, having gone through several name changes during its history. It has two campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) which are just outside the city centre and provides a range of different courses. Approximately 35% of its students are studying a postgraduate qualification, and 30% of their overall attendees are mature students. The university was awarded a Silver...more