Taught course

Secondary Mathematics - PGCE

Institution
Birmingham City University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

You must have a good degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant subject from a UK higher education institution or equivalent.

You must also have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to enrolment.

You will be required to attend an interview which will include a written task to assess your English.

All applicants are required to meet the Department for Education requirements for Initial Teacher Training which includes being medically fit to teach and successful completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You’ll learn techniques to inspire students around maths, making it enjoyable and ensuring they’re equipped with skills they’ll need for in the future. You’ll teach across a range of ages and abilities on daily basis so we’ll train you to be handle changing effortlessly between number patterns and sequences to calculus depending on who you’re teaching.

After interview you may be advised you need to take a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, which we offer in mathematics on 24- and 16-week routes before you start your PGCE (shorter courses of between two and 12 weeks may be available according how much enhancement of your knowledge is needed).

Our aim is to help you become a committed, confident and creative teacher so we’ll train you in the essential tools you need to kick-start your career in education. As you progress, you’ll increase your ability to handle the ever-evolving teaching environment, and by the time your course is complete, you’ll be in a position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.

Assignments and school-centred activities are structured around the development of your School Experience Progress Journal (SEPJ) which demonstrates your progress against the nationally agreed competences (the Teachers’ Standards), which all teachers must meet throughout their career. A system of continuous review and assessment of progress in the SEPJ will support your growing ability to take responsibility for your own development.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Although this is a postgraudate course, PGCE student are eligible to access the same funding as undergraduate students (tuition fee and maintenance loans).

In addition, you may be eligible for a bursary and early career payments from the Department for Education. More information is available on the Get into Teaching website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Pre-entry Enquiries Team
Email
courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 331 5595