81 % RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY RATED AS WORLD LEADING OR INTERNATIONALLY EXCEL LENT (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021)
PGCE – PRIMARY SINGLETON CAMPUS
• Primary with QTS PGCert FT
We encourage you to develop practical teaching skills and theoretical understanding of how children learn throughout our exciting, innovative programme. We offer you a carefully structured programme of engaging, evidence-informed theory and practical activity. We prepare you to plan, deliver and reflect on effective learning opportunities across the primary curriculum. We support you to develop practical and professional understanding and critical thinking skills to equip you to inspire future generations throughout your career. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT • High-quality university sessions, providing time to develop and reflect upon the nature of primary school teaching.
WHY SWANSEA? • Our Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme provides access to a wealth of professional experiences delivered by an enthusiastic, experienced and effective partnership team. • The team is research-active with a wealth of subject and phase experience, with many being internationally recognised experts in education. • Our Primary programme is informed by the latest educational research and innovation. • The programme benefits from excellent university facilities such as an on-site museum, outdoor provision and bespoke teaching facilities, as well as offering placements in carefully selected partnership schools. • With small cohorts and tailored support (including Student Support, Employability and Placement Teams) you will become part of a cohesive, forward-thinking, inclusive and supportive learning community. YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER • Doctor of Education, EdD • Education, MA/PGCert/PGDip • Education (Wales), MA • Education (Wales): Additional Learning Needs, MA • Education, (Wales): Leadership, MA • Education, PhD/MPhil FUNDING There are a range of postgraduate scholarships and bursaries available: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/ scholarships
• Personalised support from a highly experienced tutor who shares your passion for primary teaching. • Supportive school-based mentors to guide you through your school placements. • Informed, critical discussion around the Curriculum for Wales and other curricula. Exploration of key content such as subject knowledge, literacy, numeracy, digital technology, inclusive practice, play and outdoor learning.
• Two teaching placements in diverse, carefully selected partnership schools. • Experience teaching across the primary phase before choosing to specialise in Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 or All-Age contexts. • Opportunities to undertake a short alternative experience in settings such as Special Needs schools or educational centres.
Welsh scholarships available see page 44
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