Are you passionate about a subject that you could teach? Can you inspire learning through creativity? If you feel that you can be highly enthusiastic, motivate and encourage learners and have the ability to relate to pupils and their parents; then you might have found your perfect career. The University of South Wales offers a variety of teaching courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Teaching is a profession unlike any other and is an extremely fulfilling and exciting career with unique and varied challenges. It is becoming an increasingly popular option for many, including school leavers, career changers, those who have not undertaken any further education and for those who are about to graduate.

Careers in Teaching

The earning power of teachers, from newly qualified to head teacher status, is far higher than you may first imagine and the profession offers excellent opportunities to rapidly progress your career. In addition, teachers receive large public sector pensions and have more days holiday than several other professions.

Many University of South Wales graduates have opted to progress their studies and specialise in a particular area of education; such as Special Educational Needs, Teaching English as an Additional Language or Leadership and Management. Whatever you choose, the University of South Wales can help you to further extend your knowledge and future career prospects. See our Education Subject Area for more details. You may also be interested in courses listed under our Youth subject area.

Study at the University of South Wales

The University has a long history of delivering initial teacher training and our many years of experience in a range of contexts and settings have shaped the current provision.

The University of South Wales offers a diverse selection of teacher training courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Whether you are looking to teach in Primary or Secondary schools, or teach adults, we are sure to offer a course that suits your needs. If you wish to work as a Primary or Secondary teacher in England and Wales, you will need to have professional qualified teacher status (QTS). Many of our courses at the University of South Wales will give you QTS on completion. Alternatively, if you wish to teach adults in the post- compulsory sector you will need to obtain a professional Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification.

Did you know…
USW offers GCSE B grade equivalency modules in both Mathematics and English language.

The majority of our undergraduate teacher training courses are unique in Wales. In particular, our pioneering Certificate of Higher Education Introduction to Secondary Teaching course followed by the two-year BSc (Hons) degrees; offers students the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status in only three years. We also offer students the option of undertaking the BA (Hons) Primary Teaching with QTS through the medium of Welsh.

Find out more about why you should choose to study at USW.

Student quote

Thomas James

Thomas James

BSc (Hons) Secondary Teaching Design and Technology with Qualified Teacher Status
“The University of South Wales stood out to me head and shoulders above the rest, because of the excellent range of skills, facilities, support and subjects the course had to offer and I definitely made the right decision!”.