Welcome to Initial Teacher Training at Aberystwyth

The School of Education at Aberystwyth University has been inspiring future teachers of the United Kingdom ever since our departmental doors welcomed our first students since 1872.

Since our establishment, the School of Education continues to develop new practitioners to the teaching career to help develop, enthuse and inspire young generations for a prosperous and successful future.

From September 2019, a new chapter for the School of Education will commence as we will be delivering a new PGCE programme which offers you two pathways to Qualified Teaching Status (QTS).

The School of Education has developed a pioneering, integrated programme which responds to the needs of teacher education in the 21st century, and which educates and develops student teachers to teach across both primary and secondary sectors. This emphasis on cross-phase teaching is in keeping with the Welsh Government’s National Mission and the New Curriculum for Wales, as well with the increasing emergence of All-Through schools.

As well as Primary teaching training, the School offers Secondary Initial Teacher Training in the following subjects: Biology with Balanced Science, Chemistry with Balanced Science, Physics with Balanced Science Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Welsh. As a bilingual institution, you can study all of these subjects through the medium of Welsh too. This will enable you to apply for the government’s Welsh-medium stimulus grant.

Upon successful completion of the Initial Teacher Training at Aberystwyth University, you will have developed sufficient experience of bother primary and secondary schools, which will enhance your employability options.

For information on our Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Training programmes, please visit our dedicated page. We also recommend that you come to visit us on one of our Open Days, simply tap here to see the range of dates and how to register for the event.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries regarding our Initial Teacher Training courses or would like to speak to a member of staff regarding your options, please do get in touch with us!

I look forward to welcoming you to the School of Education.

Dr Andrew Davies

Head of School of Education