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Three years teacher training 'enough'

Wales will have the "toughest" and the "best" teacher training system in the UK, the education minister has pledged.

Huw Lewis has set out new guidelines for universities which want to train new teachers in future as part of sweeping reform to the system.

In a speech in Cardiff, he announced a new two-year postgraduate course and greater subject specialism for primary school teachers.

Mr Lewis has already unveiled plans to extend education degrees to four years.

He eventually wants all teachers to be educated to masters level.

Amy Griffiths, from Merthyr, who is in her second year training to be a primary school teacher at the University of South Wales, said she believed three years was enough.

  • 22 Mar 2016
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