Primary Teaching Interview Day

Find out all you need to know about your Primary Teaching Selection Event (also know as a Primary Teaching Interview Day) here. Read about how to prepare for your interview, group discussion, individual presentation, literacy and numeracy tests, the schedule for the day, view our campus photo gallery and find out how to get to us.  

If you've submitted an application and you've received an invite to an interview event, we'd advise that you download and read our interview information before attending. Download the interview information document here.

Primary Teaching Selection Event Schedule

The Primary Teaching Selection Event will include a group discussion of a short journal article, an individual presentation, an interview and audit tests (literacy and numeracy).

  • 11.45pm: Welcome and registration
  • 12 - 1pm: Online literacy and numeracy tests     
  • 1pm - 4.30pm: Group discussion, individual presentation and interview
  • 4.30pm: Opportunity for campus and accomodation tours

Important Information

Please be aware that our Primary Teaching course requires successful completion of the Primary Teaching Selection Event. Failure to attend a Selection Event will result in an unsuccessful application. 

Did you Know?

We also offer the Primary Teaching course through the medium of Welsh. If you would like more information visit  ba-anrh-aga-cynradd-gyda-sac/
or email

Make the Most of Your Day

Ask questions: You can ask our current teaching student ambassadors any questions about the course and student life at Newport City Campus.

See our fantastic facilities: Our student ambassadors can take you on a campus tour to see our teaching facilities. You can also visit the Halls of Residence at our Newport City Campus or even stay in halls there the night before or night of your interview (subject to availability).

Tips For Your Primary Teaching Interview Day:


This course requires a primary teaching interview and a test

As part of the interview, you will be given 30 minutes to take an online numeracy test and 30 minutes to take an online literacy test.

The tests focus on the functional numeracy and literacy which teachers need in their professional role.

Download a sample literacy test here

Download a sample numeracy test here


My Job as a Primary School Teacher

Rebecca Prosser teaches a Year 2/3 class at a primary school in Gloucester.

"The part I enjoy most about being a primary teacher is seeing the faces of the children light up when they achieve something and knowing that I helped them to achieve that. Teaching is a fantastic profession because you know that every day is going to be different, there will always be something new to teach or a new challenge to keep you on your toes.

I simply wouldn’t be doing the job I’m doing now if it wasn’t for my teacher training degree at University of South Wales. The course offers so much and is a fantastic place to study."

Rebecca Prosser, BA (Hons) Primary Teaching graduate.

Did you know? 98% of our Primary Teaching graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.

Graduate Destination Survey 2016

Follow our vlogger Caitlin!

Caitlin is one of our student vloggers.

Follow her weekly blog to find out more about what it is really like to study primary teaching at the University of South Wales. 

Caitlin has also done a video tour of the facilities she uses as part of the degree.

See Caitlins Newport City Campus Tour!


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Friars Walk

Friars Walk is a new £100m retail development which opened in November 2015. It is right opposite Newport City Campus so its really easy to get to. Why not take a look when you come along to your Teaching Interview?

As well as an eight-screen multiplex cinema, you’ll be able to enjoy food with friends at Nandos, Gourmet Burger Kitchen or Chiquito, and enjoy a spot of retail therapy in any of the 75 shops, including brands like New Look, River Island, Topshop and Debenhams. So whether you are looking for a part- time job in term time or somewhere to socialise with your friends, it will all be right on the doorstep.