Taught course

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - Mathematics

Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.


GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade 4 (Grade C for those sitting their GCSE before 2017) or above, or an equivalent award including some equivalency tests, are required prior to the course start (Evidence should usually be provided by 1 September). Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs. .

Months of entry


Course content

Train to teach maths and enthuse your pupils' interest in the subject by using real-world examples.

Develop new ways of teaching maths and create stimulating learning environments using teaching methods developed in countries with high achieving maths students.

As part of your course you’ll:

  • Discover how to use geometric tools and devices to teach mathematics
  • Study the effective use of interactive white boards and online maths resources
  • Learn how to use traditional textbooks to devise your own teaching resources

This course is available as University-led or School Direct delivery.

We’ll teach you to think outside the box when considering how to make maths an interesting and relevant subject for your pupils. You’ll be encouraged to organise external visits to help your pupils understand how maths is used in the real world. You’ll also learn how to stimulate interest and excitement in solving mathematical problems.Aside from developing your ability to teach, you’ll also hone your communication and interpersonal skills. You’ll be able to instil confidence in your pupils so they can achieve their potential. And you’ll learn how to motivate support staff so they can help you deliver outstanding lessons.

Training models

You can choose from two different training models:

University-led: You’ll develop your theoretical knowledge at our Headingley Campus, which offers a superb learning environment, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will be informed by the very latest research and the expertise of our supportive teaching staff. We’ll organise your extensive school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting and your placements will be timetabled to fit with your taught seminars on campus.

School Direct: For the majority of your course, you’ll be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You’ll attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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