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Bangor University’s School of Education in Wales (UK)

Bangor University’s School of Education in Wales provides first rate higher education in one of Britain’s most beautiful locations. Set in one of the best natural resources in the UK, Bangor is exceptionally well-situated and well-equipped for students interested in Sport, especially those involving the outdoors.

The School of Education has established its reputation in the field of teacher training to educate students to meet the needs of schools throughout Britain.

Under the guidance of enthusiastic staff, the School provides a wide range of progressive courses leading to Bangor University honours degrees and certificates and a range of postgraduate qualifications. You can pursue courses through the medium of Welsh or English or bilingually. In the European context this bilingual expertise gives an exciting dimension to all our courses and provides students with opportunities to develop European links. The School also has well-established partnerships with Primary and Secondary Schools to provide varied and supportive training environments.

Excellence in standards and quality

The School of Education at Bangor University has a friendly atmosphere and students from all regions and different backgrounds quickly settle in. They offer a lively and enriching working and social environment with unrivalled resources for your courses.


About the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Secondary

Already have a degree? Why not consider a postgraduate certificate in education?

The PGCE Secondary course at Bangor University in Wales is a one-year initial teacher training course which specializes in secondary education and leads to a professional qualification that is awarded by the Bangor University and to recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS), which is awarded by the General Teaching Council for Wales. It is open to graduates of British institutions and to others with recognized equivalent qualifications.

Teaching is an important and increasingly popular choice for a rewarding career. Being a teacher is about developing relationships with your pupils and inspiring them to learn. Secondary teachers work with children between the ages of 11 and 18. Teaching is a rewarding profession in more ways than one, offering fantastic career prospects and development opportunities.

The PGCE Secondary program at Bangor University runs from early September to the end of June and trainee teachers are in schools for the equivalent of 24 weeks. The time in schools involves both classroom teaching and school-based activities under the guidance of both school mentors and University tutors.

During the year, trainee teachers will have the experience of teaching in at least two different secondary schools in addition to spending some time in a primary school.

Trainee teachers at Bangor University are placed in small groups in Partnership schools which are mainly located throughout North and Mid Wales; during the periods of School Experience they may be required to live away from Bangor. The schools, although they vary in size and linguistic complexion, are in the main 11-18 comprehensive schools but there is also a small number of private schools and schools that cater for pupils from 11 to 16 years of age which feed into sixth-form colleges.

The emphasis of the course is on developing practical teaching skills supported by understanding and awareness of current educational issues. It consists of two interrelated components which have both university-based and school-based elements: Subject Studies and Professional Studies.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Both High School and University transcripts
  • Interview required
  • Grade B or equivalent in High School English Language
  • Grade B or equivalent in High School Mathematics
  • Applicants must have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year Bachelor degree with a minimum of 70%
  • Personal statement
  • Academic Reference Letter

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Graduates of Bangor University’s PGCE Secondary teacher training program are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

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has again been ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s non-specialist Universities, according to the latest annual National Student Survey (NSS).

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was also awarded a Gold Standard in the first round of the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. …

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has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide for the fourth year in succession, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In addition, is placed within the top 10% of universities globally for its International Outlook.

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continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University has risen to 12th place in the UK and is the only university in Wales to make the top 15 in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017).

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Award Title:Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Secondary Education PGCE
Length of Program:1 year
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Application Process:Applications submitted via KOM Consultants
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Campus Location:Bangor
Country:Wales (UK)