The Faculty of Education has a longstanding national reputation for providing high-calibre initial teacher training with over 20 Secondary specialisms available. We have a well-established partnership with over 800 secondary schools and colleges across the North West region and beyond.
Our PGCE Mathematics has an outstanding reputation for producing high-calibre Mathematics teachers. Mathematics teaching is a stated government priority nationally and a shortage subject, meaning successful trainees are highly employable. Attractive bursaries are available from the National College for Teaching and Leadership.
Subject to confirmation of DfE funding, we usually run free pre-entry Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses for national priority subjects, including Mathematics. These will be identified at interview for applicants who need support in some areas and confirmed with a PGCE place offer.
A minimum of 120 days school-based practice training is combined with university-based training and periods of independent study. Trainees are supported throughout by university and placement mentors.
Professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy:
All PGCE applicants will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. The Faculty of Education offer support sessions to help applicants prepare for tests, but tests must be booked externally, further details at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/passing-the-skills-tests
• State-of-the-art teaching facilities at our Brooks building in Manchester
• Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses (subject to DfE funding and eligibility)
• Experience in a diverse range of schools and colleges
• Choice of University led, School Direct or Assessment Only routes to Qualified Teacher Status
• Opportunity to apply for enrichment experience overseas
• Course includes 60 Master's Level CATS points, or one third of a Master's degree
• Access to NQT alumni support in your first year of teaching
• Close links with our Educational and Social Research Institute and STEM Education
2:2 or above, or equivalent in Mathematics or another subject that was at least 50% Mathematics. Graduates whose qualifications do not contain sufficient mathematics for this programme will be considered for our mathematics enhancement courses (24/28 weeks) before the PGCE. Evidence required of relevant experience in a UK secondary school. GCSE's English Language and Mathematics, Grades C or above. For full details on entry requirements please visit our website: View Website