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The South West Wales Centre of Teacher Education

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Information for Candidates

Becoming a student/trainee

If you would like to become a teacher and want to enjoy the best possible training in Wales, then we should be delighted to hear from you. We take pride in our excellent track record and our centuries’ old experience.

The programmes we offer:

We offer three programmes of study.

  1. An undergraduate programme leading to a BA in Primary  Education with Qualified Teacher Status. This is a three year programme. For more details see www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-primary-education-qts/

  2. A postgraduate programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status for Primary Teachers. This is one year programme. For more details http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/pgce-primary/

  3. A postgraduate programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education with Qualified Teacher Status for Secondary Teachers. This is a one year programme. For more details http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/pgce-secondary/

For more details visits our main website: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/teach/

To apply please visit the UCAS website: www.ucas.com

News about Minimum Entry Requirements. From September 2014 the qualifications listed below are essential.

Primary PGCE and BA Ed with QTS

GCSE English – grade B or above

GCSE Mathematics – grade B or above

GCSE Science – grade C or above

PRIMARY PGCE Welsh medium – as above but also

GCSE Welsh  (first language) – grade B or above

Secondary PGCE

PGCE English – grade B or above

PGCE Mathematics – grade B or above

N.B. Qualifications that are recognised by the university as equivalent to those listed above may also be considered.

Interviews:

Once we have received the applications from UCAS, we offer an interview on the strength of those applications to candidates.

These take place throughout the year on specific dates.

Candidates are asked to arrive in the morning and are welcomed by the Programme Director or Programme Leads. They are then required to sit a literacy and numeracy aptitude test (see below).

This is followed by individual and / or group interview by subject tutor. For some subjects you will have been asked beforehand to prepare a short presentation or teaching episode, or, where relevant, to bring a portfolio of work.

Literacy and Numeracy Interview Sample Tests

To prepare for the literacy and numeracy interview tests, applicants should work through the sample papers provided. In addition, the current literacy and numeracy skills tests in England, as found on the DfE website, will also serve as a useful reference tool as the tests are similar in content. The tests will last 30 minutes each.  You are required to sit both tests electronically, without the use of a calculator.  You will be able to use paper and pencil for any jottings.



For further details, including details about accommodation, fees, campuses etc. see: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/teach/