Welcome to the CaBan Bangor website. CaBan is a partnership between schools, Bangor University, the Regional Consortium GwE and the research institute CIEREI. Together we share the common goal of educating the next generation of world-class educators, from initial teacher education, through continuous career long professional learning. CaBan embraces the reform of the Welsh education system and is playing a vital part in delivering “Our National Mission”.
Our aim is to ensure that teachers across the region are fully prepared to deliver on the ambitious targets that Wales has set for the quality of its education. We need teachers who are innovative, creative, passionate and ambitious. Teachers who understand the Welsh language and culture and respect every child no matter what their ability or background. In this mission, we must not, and cannot fail.
Director of Initial Teacher Education
Courses at CaBan Bangor
These new courses have been co-constructed by teachers and university tutors working closely together to ensure a balance of practical and theoretical professional learning. The educational landscape in Wales is going through exciting changes and excellent teachers are required to bring these to fruition. This is your opportunity to join this rewarding career, and be part of what is anticipated to be a significant period in educational history. On the CaBan courses, you will be studying to be a leader of learning through the Cwricwlwm Cymreig (the Welsh Curriculum). You do not need to live in Wales or speak Welsh to apply – we will support the development of your Welsh language skills. A commitment to promoting the language and culture of Wales as well as a desire to become an excellent teacher supportive of the educational initiatives taking place in Wales are essential.
Our Partnership and Courses
Drawing upon the expertise of partnership schools, Bangor University, CIEREI and GwE, CaBan is a unique partnership designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to establish yourself as an outstanding teacher in Wales and beyond. Together, we have developed a range of outstanding Primary and Secondary courses for Teacher Education, across a variety of subjects, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Undergraduate Primary with QTS
PGCE Primary (3–11 years) with QTS
PGCE Secondary with QTS
Professional Development for Teachers
CaBan Bangor also offers professional learning for teachers. You can study at Masters level either full time or part time. You could also choose to complete research work leading to a doctorate.
School of Education and Human Development