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PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS

PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Mathematics (General) Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Every school needs a mathematics expert. That could be you. Our PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS course provides a high-quality teacher training experience. You’ll learn how to educate children aged 5-11 in all primary curriculum subjects, and craft specialist knowledge in teaching mathematics.

You’ll spend lots of time on placement in schools, where we’ll support you in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. You’ll gain the essential professional skills and knowledge for a two-year induction as an early career primary teacher and mathematics specialist.

Graduating as a primary mathematics specialist, you’ll be a role model and a leader to your colleagues. You’ll set an example for teaching in ways that are enriching, engaging and inspiring for young children.


Contemporary Issues in Primary Education raises your awareness of complex contemporary issues and the impact they have on children's lives. The module recognises that children's educational experiences are subject to complex influential factors which have implications for social justice and achievement. These factors change over time, as new priorities emerge to which schools and teachers are expected to respond, however the implications for schools and their communities are contextual. Individual children and individual communities deserve individual consideration. The module provides you with the opportunity to embrace this complexity and begin to develop the expertise to manage complex issues in a systematic, informed and effective fashion. Building on the foundations of equity, justice and social responsibility, you will develop a framework which will guide your understanding of contemporary issues within the primary education context and which will facilitate your ongoing professional learning and development in the future.

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Entry requirements

Students are expected to have: a commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher; GCSE at Grade A or Grade 7 or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics; and suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English. Before the programme commences, they must have: a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required; GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language; GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. In addition to the requirement for GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or A* (or equivalent) outlined above, A or AS level Mathematics would be desirable. However, we are also able to take into consideration mathematical elements of their degree (for example, if they have studied mathematics, statistics, economics or other relevant degree subjects, such as psychology).

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more