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PGCE Secondary

The PGCE Secondary pathway is an extremely popular route into teaching, and allows you to choose a subject you wish to specialise in.

This innovative, one-year programme refreshes and extends your subject knowledge and provides you with the opportunity to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – the recognised standard you need to teach in England and Wales.

PGCE students spend 12 weeks of the year in our brand new waterfront campus in Swansea and 24 weeks in schools the length and breadth of South Wales – so you can study much closer to home.

The programme involves three written assignments, while your professional teaching experience will be assessed through teaching observations by both experienced placement mentors and university tutors.

Both the PGCE Secondary and PGCE Primary pathways are delivered by our Athrofa Professional Learning Partnership (APLP), a creative combination of school and university staff working together to deliver teacher education.