menu icon
Initial Teacher Training - Primary with Mathematics Specialism (5-11 years) with QTS PGDE

Initial Teacher Training - Primary with Mathematics Specialism (5-11 years) with QTS PGDE

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Primary Schools Mathematics Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Become an outstanding Primary teacher at LJMU. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 5-11 age range.

  • Prepare for a career as an innovative and creative teacher of 5-11 year olds
  • Enjoy placements supported by excellent teacher mentors
  • Qualify with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education featuring 120 Masters-level credits (ours is one of the few ITT courses to offer this) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the same cost and length of study as a PGCE
  • Spend 120 days on school placement, predominantly in a ‘Home School’
  • Go on to complete your MA in your first year of employment and look forward to excellent career development opportunities

Choosing a specialism in Mathematics will mean that you spend up to 50% of your programme focusing on the teaching of Mathematics at Primary level through a specific module in the teaching of Mathematics and enhanced opportunities both within and across schools. There will be a focus on developing innovative, practical and engaging ways to manage the teaching of Mathematics in Primary schools. You will be expected to review your own understanding of Mathematics and engage critically with research into children's learning of Mathematics.

Our PGDE Primary programmes are designed to prepare you for a career as an innovative and creative teacher. You will be trained by highly experienced academic staff and school mentors.

At Foundation level our philosophy centres around a commitment to learning and teaching through play and interaction. This should not be seen as a ‘soft option’, but as a challenging and rigorous approach, which requires high level planning, organisation, intervention and assessment.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:1 degree (or recognised equivalent). Strong applicants with a 2:2 will be considered if they have significant school experience prior to application a demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for teaching within the primary age range. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the curriculum, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in an educational setting engaging with children within the appropriate age range is required prior to interview GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade 4/C (or above) or equivalent qualifications – level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable Additional information: RPL is not accepted on this programme IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component) Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection event If you accept a formal offer from LJMU you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children You are required by the Department for Education to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found on the Get into Teaching website If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements on our website Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Department profile

Studying for your postgrad at LJMU means benefiting from professionally relevant and up-to-date teaching that will have a real impact on your career. Working at the vanguard of developments in the education, sport and health sectors, our lecturers and professional tutors are actively involved in research, consultancy, knowledge transfer and policy influencing. Add this to our extensive networks with schools and other education providers, as...more

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world (THE World University Ranking 2017/18) and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool...more