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Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (English-Medium Course)

Bangor University
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Bangor
September 2022

Bangor
September 2023

Bangor
September 2024

About this program

Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (English-medium course)

You'll develop a thorough understanding of how children learn and the skills needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher who can make a make a real difference to the lives of young people. School placements are in a wide range of settings including urban and rural, mainstream and special schools where you'll be supported by experienced staff to learn how to plan appropriate schemes of work and consider assessment and reporting strategies.

This exciting degree with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) trains you as a primary teacher especially equipped to teach in Wales and is equally valid for those wanting to teach in the rest of the UK and beyond. It is a great time to come and study to be a teacher in Wales. Education in Wales is entering an exhilarating new era developing a world class curriculum for schools. Bangor University, with its longstanding and excellent reputation for teacher training and education, is partnered with quality schools in north Wales who have had an active role in designing the course you'll study. This course is delivered as part of the CaBan partnership between schools, Bangor University, the Regional Consortium GwE and the research institute CIEREI. Together we share the common goal of educating the next generation of world-class educators, from initial teacher education, through continuous career long professional learning.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 entry:

Offers are tariff based, 96- 120 tariff points from GCE A Levels or equivalent.

  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh 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/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh First Language.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
  • Candidates who hold Grade C in maths and/or English/Welsh First Language will be eligible to apply and commence the course. These students will be given the opportunity and support to take GCSE grade B equivalence tests during the Program. QTS will not be awarded until the equivalency has been achieved. There are also many qualifications accepted as equivalent to grade B in Mathematics and English Language – please contact us for information.
  • GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in Science.
  • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh language.

Applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check for the child workforce including a check of the children's barred list. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence. 

Applicants should reflect carefully on their ability to meet the rigours and demands of the profession. Refer to the considerations for applicants to Initial Teacher Education Programs.

We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements - IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5)).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • School Experience 1
  • Professional and Pedagogical 1
  • Core Studies 1
  • Subject Studies 1.1
  • Subject Studies 1.2
  • Subject Studies 1.

Semester 2

  • Professional and Pedagogical 1
  • Subject Studies 1.1
  • Subject Studies 1.2
  • Subject Studies 1.3

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • School Experience 2
  • Professional and Pedagogical 2
  • Core Studies 2
  • Subject Studies 2.1
  • Subject Studies 2.2
  • Subject Studies 2.

Semester 2

  • Professional and Pedagogical 2
  • Core Studies 2
  • Subject Studies 2.1
  • Subject Studies 2.2
  • Subject Studies 2.3

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • School Experience
  • Prof, Ped and Core
  • Dissertation
  • Subject Studies 3

Semester 2

  • School Experience 3
  • Prof, Ped and Core 3
  • Dissertation
  • Subject Studies 3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Please contact the institute for more information.

Career paths

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (3-11) is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable further afield for entry into the teaching profession. It fully prepares you for the demands of teaching in Wales and beyond.

This Program prepares you for a wide range of roles within education and develops leadership skills which will be essential for you as your career develops. There is a growing body of evidence that school leadership has an impact on student outcomes second only to the influence of teachers in the classroom. Within the CaBan partnership we have international expertise and experience of the latest leadership theory and research. This expertise impacts on both the content of this Program and the significant developments across the region and national level with respect to developing strong and effective leadership teams in our schools.

The Program offers short/full placements in Primary and Special Schools, Outdoor Centres and other education related settings to ensure you have enhanced experience specific to your individual interests. The Program is co-constructed, delivered and assessed with a network of excellent partnership schools across the region giving you a fantastic set of up-to-date skills that will be invaluable as you move into your primary teaching career.

Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country's Teachers' Professional Body.

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Bangor University
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