4. You can study in English or Welsh

We recognise that we need great people who can teach in English or Welsh, so our we’ve set up our PGCE for you to study in either language

If your Welsh is rusty, if you want to improve your grammar, or even if you feel like learning some basic skills, our team of staff can help. Pob lwc!

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5. You’ll get all the skills and experience you need

We don’t compromise on quality.

We use the best technology to make sure you get the most out of learning online. You’ll be taking part in high-quality academic study as well as essential school placements. Our PGCE is fully accredited by the Education and Workforce Council, and you’ll be given Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We are proud to offer the new PGCE in partnership with the Welsh Government, Regional Consortia and partner schools across Wales. 


Applications are now open for primary level and secondary level with Science, Maths or Welsh on both routes, starting in October 2020.

You can also apply for a secondary Science course on the full-time salaried route, which will start in April 2020. 

Interested? Apply here

*Eligibility criteria applies for financial support.

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