Postgraduate PGCE

Secondary Education (11-16) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status - Mathematics

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

Secondary Education (11-16) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status - Mathematics

Course Overview

  • UCAS code

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    38 Weeks
  • Start date

    05 Sep 2022

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.

School Direct lead school and alliance:

Our history and heritage
We have more than 100 years' experience of teacher training and you'll find an experienced course team ready to bring out your potential as an innovative teacher of maths. You’ll become part of a supportive teaching community, learning from fellow students and sharing ideas on lesson plans, classroom experiences and teaching tips.

Teacher training 
You’ll gain substantial training in a school environment. Many of the partnership schools are located in and around Leeds, so your travelling will be limited, and you’ll have more time to prepare your lessons. You’ll complete three teaching placements in at least two contrasting environments, receiving intensive support from your school mentor and university tutors.

Expert practitioners
You’ll benefit from the practical experience and theoretical knowledge of your lecturers. Many were schoolteachers and are now active in educational research.

We’ll provide on-going training for all newly qualified teachers. On successful completion of your course, you’ll be able to enrol on our Newly Qualified Teacher module. This will offer you another important element of support and guidance as you start your teaching career.

Study support
There's lots of support available to help you fund your teaching training. Depending on your degree class, the subject you want to teach and the training programme you follow, you could be eligible for a bursary, a scholarship or even a salary.

For more information, visit the National College for Teaching & Leadership website.

To view our full range of PGCEs, and for more information, please visit our teacher training pages.


Why study PGCE Secondary Education with recommendation for Qualified Teaching Status - Maths at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placement opportunities
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Start on the path to becoming 'Qualified Teacher Status' accredited
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Teaching facility solely for teacher training courses which mimic real-life nursery and primary school settings
  6. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations


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