Taught course

Secondary Education with QTS - Mathematics

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

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Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification is required. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge.

If you don't have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English language and mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications. Preference will be given to those who hold these qualifications at the point of application.

Months of entry


Course content

Inspire the next generation to appreciate, enjoy and deepen their understanding of mathematics by sharing your passion for the subject and training to become a teacher of mathematics

We’ve designed our highly-rated PGCE Secondary Education in Mathematics with QTS so you will graduate knowing how to devise and deliver interesting lessons that engage young minds and develop a life long love of mathematics.

The course has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, enabling you to apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during the course with confidence, knowing how to teach effectively.

You will begin by understanding the needs of individual learners, learning to notice, understand and implement key teaching strategies. Working with individual groups of pupils in school, you'll gradually building up to the teaching of whole classes. This will involve fostering the appropriate levels of learning in pupils, corresponding to the requirements of the QTS Teachers' Standards.

We believe that experience is not enough - it is also vital is to be able to unpick and reflect on experiences. You will deconstruct classroom learning activities into their constituent parts, and then build them up again and implement them in the classrooms.

Your personal tutor at university will meet with you throughout the year to discuss your progress and you will also be visited in school by a placement tutor. In school, both your professional and subject mentors will offer support and guidance for you ongoing development towards qualified teacher status.

Fees and funding

Teacher training bursaries and postgraduate loans are available for all our PGCE courses. See our PGCE student finance page for full details.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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