When you apply, you 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;
- Suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.
Before the programme commences, you 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 your degree (for example, if you have studied mathematics, statistics, economics or other relevant degree subjects, such as psychology).
Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.
EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu
An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview and subject knowledge tests form part of the selection process.
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University 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. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
Months of entry
Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
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.
The PGCE Primary Mathematics Specialist with QTS is a school-led programme which combines on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.
You will train to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. The training experience is designed to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).
During the programme, you will study all of the National Curriculum subjects and you will specialise in mathematics in great depth. You will qualify as a Primary teacher who will also be able to bring a passion for mathematics and excellent mathematics subject knowledge to a first teaching post.
Successful completion of this PGCE will lay the foundations for you to become a leader in mathematics, generating enthusiasm for mathematics among children, and modelling and leading others in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging lessons.