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Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training)(Mathematics)(Full Time)

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training)(Mathematics)(Full Time)

Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Mathematics (General) Teaching / Training (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Level 6 Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post-16 Education and Training) (Mathematics) (Full Time) is designed for beginning teachers of mathematics students in the post-16 sector. An honours degree (2:2) is required for entry to the programme.

This full-time course aims to provide a fully immersive teaching experience by giving you access to employment and professional development opportunities in the Education and Training sector.

You will be placed for a minimum of 100 hours (at least 50 hours in any one semester).

You will achieve a sound conceptual and practical understanding of how to influence the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in mathematics across multiple contexts in the post-16 sector.

You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the key theoretical frameworks that underpin the acquisition of mathematics and explore how learners engage in mathematical reasoning. You will also investigate and enact a range of approaches to support emergent mathematical resilience and promote mathematically resilient behaviour in mathematics instruction.

There are opportunities to investigate international perspectives relating to mathematics learning and pedagogical models, with a particular emphasis on international differences in mathematics pedagogy.

Through innovative teaching and learning strategies such as collaborative teaching and in-the-moment coaching, this pre-service, full-time course aims to model practices that you can enact in classrooms across different curricula and changing contexts in the sector.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

All potential applicants are required to attend and successfully pass an interview and will need to fulfil the following entry criteria to be offered a place on the programme: Five GCSE subjects, including three at GCSE level Grade C or above (which must include English and Mathematics) and a minimum of two A level (minimum grade D) or equivalent qualifications. These can be in any subject. An honours degree in Mathematics (or a degree with a significant subject-specialist component), with a minimum 2:2 classification. All places are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check for regulated activity with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).