- A good honours degree (2ii or above) in Mathematics, or a relevant subject with a substantial mathematics component (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Finance)
- GCSE Grade C (or accepted equivalent) English and Mathematics. We offer our GCSE equivalency tests to those who have a conditional place on the course but do not already have these qualifications.
- Suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching in secondary schools.
- Commitment, attitudes and values appropriate to that of a secondary teacher.
- Ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English, and to have passed the DFE Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy. Find out more on the STA Education website.
- The capacity to meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All successful candidates will be asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.
NB. Candidates with third class honours degrees will be considered on an individual basis, and normally only if candidates have additional qualifications and/or significant relevant professional experience.
Leeds Trinity University offers a Mathematics Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course for those applicants to PGCE Mathematics who have the potential to be teachers but who need to improve their mathematics subject and curriculum knowledge before joining the course in September.
In addition to the above essential entry requirements, successful applicants also tend to have:
- Advanced level qualifications (or equivalent) in mathematics.
- Experience of observing the teaching of mathematics in a secondary school in this country.
We encourage applications from students who may not match the academic profile outlined above but who can demonstrate that they have developed their subject expertise by working for a substantial period of time supporting the teaching of mathematics in a secondary school context.
An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Invitation to interview will also include a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form to complete and bring with you. Payment (£44) will be requested after you’re offered a place via our Online Store.
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Months of entry
Leeds Trinity University offers Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6) Initial Teacher Training courses in a number of subject areas. PGCE students are also registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7).
- The secondary programme will prepare you to teach within the secondary age phase.
- Leeds Trinity PGCE courses have a longstanding reputation for excellence.
- Trainees do well on our courses, gain employment and progress in their careers.
- The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Mathematics programme offers well-structured training to teach pupils across the age and ability range in a diversity of schools, denominational and non-denominational.
- Taught university training is provided by classroom experienced subject experts.
- University tutors are dedicated to supporting you throughout the course and into your first job as a teacher.
- We offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses for people who need to improve their mathematics knowledge before they start a PGCE. SKE courses comprise six-weeks of online study and a two-week summer school at the University.
- The employment rate of our students is extremely high and graduates have readily obtained teaching posts and across the UK as within our partnership schools.
- The course qualifies you to teach Mathematics at 11–16 with some post-16 enhancement, providing opportunities to develop particular interests at Key Stage 3, 4 or at Advanced Level.
Fees and funding
UK & EU Students:
Leeds Trinity postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tuition fees are £9,000 in 2016–17. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.
You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.
UK students on non-salaried places studying full-time can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability.
English and EU students can apply and find out more information at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions team
- 0113 283 7123
- 0113 283 7200