PGCE General Primary with QTS (5-11 years) - Mathematics specialism

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Course code 2PMW

Key course details

Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Imagine helping children be the very best they can be from the very start of their academic life and ensure they have the essential maths skills needed for everyday life – you can as a primary school teacher with a specialism in mathematics.

We’ve designed our highly-rated PGCE General Primary with QTS: Mathematics to support your journey all the way from student through to achieving status as a newly-qualified teacher.

Learn all the knowledge of PGCE General Primary but with a pathway in mathematics, so that you can hone your pedagogy in this area and be a specialist in school able to raise children’s achievements in maths, to get the best out of their learning.

You’ll learn through theory and plenty of first-hand experience how to work within the National Curriculum framework, the concepts and inhibitions of maths, and confidently devise and deliver interesting lessons to engage young minds across a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school.

And, because our course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built in, you can apply for a position as a primary school teacher the minute you graduate.

Have a question about this course or university life? Chat directly with our course tutors and current education students on our interactive tool.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You will work within schools and with pupils continually throughout your studies – on school-embedded learning and placements, not just on block releases.

We do this so that you can immediately put the theory you learn in lectures and seminars into practice, graduating ready to step into a classroom to teach and inspire.

If you want a full university experience, you can choose to study for your PGCE at one of our campuses – Lancaster, Carlisle or London.  But, if you’d rather complete your studies closer to home, you can opt for School Direct.

Whichever you choose, you will get more than 50% of your teacher training in a school and experience at least two contrasting school placements, so that you not only get essential experience but can try a particular type of educational setting before committing yourself long-term.

You could even start teaching by week three of the course.

Although, you won’t be dropped in at the deep end. You will start by working with individual groups of pupils in school and gradually build up to the teaching of whole classes to reach the required standard of professional practice.

  • £1000 cash payment and other benefits for September 2019 enrolments. Read more
  • We are one of the largest providers of teacher training in the UK
  • Our excellent partnerships with more than 2,000 schools in Lancashire, Cumbria London, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man enhance your placement and job prospects
  • A high number of our students get offered jobs from teaching placements
  • Our course falls in line with the Department for Education (DfE) guidelines, so you can expect to do a minimum of 120 days in schools required for QTS status
  • Academic tutors have worked as teachers and within education and know what it is like to be a professional teacher, so their first-hand experience will support your learning
  • Highly-rated by OFSTED as a provider of successful teachers
  • Tutors are active researchers in education, so your learning will be up-to-date and fresh with the latest thinking, technologies and practices
  • A personal tutor will support you closely throughout your studies and a mentor will guide you during your professional placement
  • Easy access to our Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment providing easy online access to course material, as well as our library, well stocked with education books, journals and materials you need for research
  • Free use of teaching resources for use on placements to enhance the lessons you teach

Over the past 100 years, with our founding institutions, St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside, we have gained a great track record for inspiring teachers and helping them step into employment.

So, if you are passionate about education for all children, no matter what difficulties they face, and want to see children learn and grow to reach their potential, our course is the stepping stone to becoming a qualified teacher.

PGCE Scholarship

Scholarship fund worth up to £2,000

We're offering a PGCE scholarship worth up to £2,000 to alumni of University of Cumbria, University of Central Lancashire, University of Lancaster or Salford University.

Graduate destinations

This course can lead to a fulfilling career as a primary teacher.

As this is a PGCE, it includes some work at masters level, leading to 40 credits that can count towards an MA in Education.

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