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Primary Mathematics (Subject Specialist), PGCE

Primary Mathematics (Subject Specialist), PGCE

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Mathematics (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Schools are keen to employ primary teachers who specialise in maths at primary level. Our PGCE in Primary Mathematics (postgraduate and professional routes) covers all primary subjects but allows you to focus on maths. It will help you develop your knowledge and skills to teach in primary schools and help you understand the National Curriculum and the key learning needs of children.

We have exciting partnerships with schools, focusing in the urban inner-city, where you will be able to learn the professional values of teaching. We have exciting partnerships with schools, focusing in the urban inner-city. You will be able to train in two consecutive age ranges:

  • Key Stage 1 + Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 2 (covering ages 7-9 and 9-11).

Over a significant placement, you will develop your professional practice so you can meet the broad demands of the profession. This PGCE provides a competitive edge in terms of career opportunities and will help you progress to mathematics subject leader or primary specialist.

Our course is run in partnership with schools. You will spend a minimum of 24 weeks in a primary school, as well as further opportunities in a range of educational contexts. In school, you will be trained to teach all subjects, with additional opportunities to focus further on primary mathematics to enhance your mathematical understanding. There will also be further opportunities to engage in school-based training in a range of specialist schools and educational contexts. Graduates from this course can pursue a teaching career in primary schools. Maths specialists should be able to develop a maths-specific responsibility within the school, alongside their class teacher role.


The overriding aim for this school experience is to enable students to embed the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills required of an effective practitioner in Early Years or primary settings. They will document their achievement of the Standards required for QTS. Students will also develop their ability to reflect on their professional development in order to improve their practice and identify clear targets for their NQT year.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification; Plus Grade C at GCSE in English language, mathematics and science prior to application. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing. Plus at least grade B mathematics A-level or equivalent subject knowledge. Equivalence, as determined by the provider, will be: 1. Any Level 3 qualification strongly linked to mathematics (e.g. Finance or Economics A-level) at grade B or above. Or 2. A degree in mathematics or more than one module within any degree strongly and clearly related to mathematics. This will be at Level 4, 5 or 6 e.g. a statistics module within a psychology degree. We also accept: BTEC/National Diploma; International Baccalaureate; Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.

Department profile

At the University of Greenwich, we’re proud that our students have ranked us in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 as the top university in the UK for postgraduate study. You'll learn from expert teaching staff with close connections to industry and prepare yourself for global opportunities. With over 100 years history of delivering education the Faculty is proud of its long-established reputation for providing high quality education and...more