Cardiff Metropolitan University Teacher Training

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Cardiff Metropolitan University Teacher Training

Cardiff Metropolitan University Teacher Training

Before you Apply

Making a decision to apply for a place to study isn’t just a question of choosing the right course, you’ll also need to consider where you want to spend the next year of your life​.​

C​​ardiff is one of the best student cities to live in the UK.  It’s an exciting, modern capital city that punches well above its weight for its size and relatively small population of around 350,000 people.

You can find more information on Cardiff and student life on our Student Life pages. You can also view our video on Cardiff Student Life here.

PGCE Courses at Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Department of Initial Teacher Education (DITE) within the Cardiff School of Education is recognised as being amongst the largest centres of teacher education and training in the country. The Department has over three hundred students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and three different programmes of initial teacher training. You can also keep up to date with activities within the department on their blog and Twitter.

To find which programme is best suited to you, please see the information on the pages below,

PGCE Primary
PGCE Secondary (with specialist pathways)

We also offer;

PGCE/Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education & Training – part-time over two years aimed at teaching age 16+ in Further Education

The Application Process – when & how

When you have made the decision to apply for one of our PGCE programmes, you will need to apply through UCAS – Teacher Training (UTT).

Apply 1 is the first stage in the application process. You have three choices in Apply 1, although you don’t have to use all three, and these are considered simultaneously by the universities you have chosen. You can make your application in Apply 1 from November in the year prior to entry.

When a training programme is opened for the first time, it stays open for a minimum of two weeks. It’s worth doing some research into the programme open dates and what three choices to make.