Teaching Degrees

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You will learn on the job and experience what it's like in the workplace

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Accredited Apple Regional Training Centre, using Apple technologies to enhance teaching


A range of industry contacts means every student is guaranteed a placement


Top in Wales for graduate prospects in Education (Complete University Guide 2023)


Inspiring Tomorrows

Whether you’ve decided to become a primary teacher or want to teach people over 16 years old, our hands-on teaching courses will prepare you for a successful career in the education sector.

If you value education in practice, not just in theory, USW is for you. You will have regular access to specialist classrooms, and guaranteed real-world teaching experiences in primary schools or further education colleges.

We have a history of delivering quality courses, training plenty of student teachers and education professionals. 

Teacher Training at USW rated top in Wales for teaching, learning opportunities, academic support, student voice and overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2023)

Guaranteed Placements

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Every student is guaranteed placements, set up by our dedicated work placement officer. A large part of your course will be on-the-job-learning, experiencing everyday work in the sector.

Innovative Learning

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The University is an accredited Apple Regional Training Centre. Students have expert guidance and bespoke Apple-certified training in how to use Apple technologies to enhance teaching.

Established Partnerships

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We work with a large network of education providers and settings, including schools, further education colleges offering a range of placements and access to industry contacts.

Teaching Courses

Primary Initial Teacher Education

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Looking for undergraduate Education courses?

Our education courses have a practical approach. With work placements and clinics on campus, you’ll have every opportunity to gain skills, confidence and experience.

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Missed out on a C grade GCSE in English, Mathematics or Science?

If you missed out on a C grade at GCSE for English Language, Mathematics or Science, we offer modules to give you the equivalent qualification to a C grade. You would need to have a D grade GCSE to enrol on these modules.

Post Compulsory Education and Training

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We offer a range of Education postgraduate degrees and short courses for continued professional development opportunities. 


Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.


Open days

Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily



Put Theory in to Practice

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.

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Apply to USW

Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.


Chat with us

Chat to our students, lecturers or staff. We're here to help answer any questions you may have.

Student Life

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Make friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. 



Where you live is just as important as what you study. Let's find your home away from home.