Applicants will normally:
- hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
- have relevant experience in state schools (minimum 10 days) and must have some experience of working with young people
- have GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths
- have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy
Months of entry
As one of the earliest training colleges in the country, the University of Chester has a proud and established education history of over 175 years.
Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.
We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.
Why Study Secondary Mathematics (including School Direct) with QTS with us?
During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s mathematical skills through your subject specialism.
Maths trainees enjoy a variety of educational experiences, the Subject Enrichment Week allows students to work with Primary and Secondary pupils to undertake ‘Mathamagic'; an engaging activity that will look at physical, practical, and collaborative mathematics activities and competitions.
Applicants may apply for the Mathematics Enhancement Course to study prior to the PGCE in order to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics.
The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.
Core (University-led) Route
This one-year, full-time course, leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Secondary) from the University of Chester. Successful completion also results in the completion of three M level modules which may be used towards a Master's Degree. All candidates wishing to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you can start the course.
While we may be one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, we’re also a modern and innovative institution, with a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our education. The Faculty of Education and Children’s Services has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by Ofsted, credited with delivering "high levels of academic and pastoral care" - Ofsted Report 2016.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Education and Children's Services