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PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS

PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS

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Study mode

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

The presence of a mathematics specialist in every primary school, who will champion this challenging subject, was a key recommendation of the Williams Report, 2008.

This PGCE provides you with a high-quality initial teacher education experience. It will prepare you to teach the whole national curriculum across the 5-11 age range in key stages 1 and 2 while developing a specific specialism in primary mathematics education. Spending a significant amount of time undertaking professional practice placements in schools and other educational settings, you will be supported in meeting the Teachers’ Standards, gaining the professional skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes necessary for a successful first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

Graduating as a primary mathematics specialist, you will model excellent practice and be ready to lead colleagues in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging mathematics lessons which will enthuse and inspire 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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £9,250 (subject to final Government approval).

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22 are £13,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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 shaping the minds and futures of its vibrant student community since 1885. Established with a clear mission to create opportunity from knowledge, Edge Hill is now one of the UK’s leading universities and a popular choice for postgraduate students looking to undertake world-leading research, advance their career prospects, or specialise in their field. The university provides an environment that inspires students...more

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