Teacher Training Courses

The University of South Wales has an established reputation for delivering primary teacher training courses. We have an enviable track record for the quality of our newly qualified teachers, and in helping our students secure their first teaching posts.


With a combination of university study and school placements, you will develop the skills and knowledge to begin your career with confidence. Our excellent links with schools, nurseries, colleges and other education settings across Wales mean we can select the best possible work experience opportunities for you.

Through extensive support, guidance and practical sessions on how to deliver effective teaching, you will know how to apply the theory you’ve learned in lectures to real-life work scenarios. We have a new science lab and two simulated primary classrooms, which provide our student teachers with authentic learning opportunities. These learning spaces are designed to look like a primary classroom, allowing you to develop confidence for the workplace in realistic settings.

If you are a fluent Welsh speaker, you can undertake the Primary Initial Teacher Education with QTS course through the medium of Welsh. Teaching placements are available in Welsh medium schools as part of this course.

We also offer early years and education courses. Teaching graduates can specialise with further training in areas such as special educational needs or leadership and management.


Have you missed out on B Grades at GCSE?

If you have missed out on a B grade at GCSE for English Language and Mathematics, then the University offers specific modules to give you the equivalent qualification to a B grade if you already have C grade GCSE English Language or Mathematics. 

Find out more.