Lionheart Teach Mathematics (M243)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Nottingham Trent University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
https://lionheartteach.org.uk

Contents

Course summary

This highly practical course enables you to gain the skills, knowledge, understanding and experience needed to build on a degree and teach at secondary level. The course will equip you to respond effectively to the issues currently affecting schools. We place a strong emphasis on developing your individual strengths and skills within the context of the contemporary education environment.

The final award is offered at two levels:

· Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE) – if all 120 academic credits gained at NQF level 6;

· Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), if 60 of the 120 credits gained at NQF level 7 (Masters).

Both of these are recognised teaching qualifications but the postgraduate award also allows fast-track entry onto a Master’s course.

Successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status. The majority of your time will be spent on placement in schools or colleges. This practical teaching is supported by University-based lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials which explore:

· learning and teaching in mathematics;

· general issues that affect all teachers, such as inclusion and behaviour management.

Well-qualified mathematics teachers are in high demand in the UK and internationally. Trainees will develop an understanding of the nature of mathematics and its place in the National Curriculum, how pupils learn to think and reason mathematically and how to teach mathematics in such a way that learners enjoy it and choose to study it. The programme utilises a body of established knowledge in mathematics education, but also keeps you abreast of the latest developments. It prepares maths trainee teachers to teach the 11 to 16 age range, with opportunities to gain post-16 experience.

School placements

School or college experience is central to the Secondary PGCE at NTU. At least 24 weeks are spent on placement in at least two secondary schools or colleges. For both placements, training is planned by mentors to enable students to attain QTS. This practical teaching element is assessed on a regular basis via formal observation by a subject mentor and University tutors, enabling us to monitor each individual trainee’s progress and effectively support their development. As a School Direct partnership your placements will be in two contrasting schools within the Lionheart Academies Trust and may be in city centre, suburban or semi-rural locations. This variety provides opportunities for a wide range of teaching experiences and lays a good foundation for your future professional development.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Beauchamp College
Beauchamp College, Ridgeway, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5TP
Yes
Humphrey Perkins School
74-78 Cotes Rd , Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8JU
Yes
Judgemeadow Community College
Marydene Dr , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6HP
Yes
Sir Jonathan North College
183 Knighton Ln E, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 6FU
Yes
The Cedars Academy
Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 4GH
Yes
The Martin High School
Link Rd , Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7EB
Yes

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Mathematics or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Other requirements

  • Disclosure and Barring Service and Prohibition Order checks and a satisfactory health check passed prior to enrolling.

  • Two references - one academic and one vocational.

  • An interview with both the training school and NTU is part of the selection process.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Lionheart Teach is the Leicester and Leicestershires School Direct Initial Teacher Training run by the Lionheart Educational Trust. Our Trust seeks to develop excellent teachers to work within our partnership and provide our students with the high quality teaching that secures academic excellence and holistic development. The school direct partnership works with our family of schools across Leicester & Leicestershire to develop trainee teachers to teach across different settings in our valued communities.

Our Trust is built on a perfect balance of Academic Excellence and Holistic Development. We realise the importance of delivering quality first teaching; developing well-rounded young people and preparing them for life beyond education. We aim to provide you with an excellent experience, developing your subject specialism and approach to teaching with our team of experts. We pride ourselves on delivering a personalised programme where you can thrive and realise your passion to become a teacher who makes a real difference and positively impact on the lives of others.

Our Schools: Beauchamp College, an 11-18 school, Oadby Beauchamp City Sixth Form, Leicester City Centre The Castle Rock School, 11-18 school, Coalville The Cedars Academy, 11-19 school, Birstall Humphrey Perkins, 11-16 school, Barrow upon Soar Judgemeadow Community College, 11-16 school, Evington The Martin High School, 11-19 school, Anstey The Newbridge School, 11-16 school, Coalville Sir Jonathan North Girl’s College, 11-16 girls’ school, Leicester There are 5 primaries in The Trust: Brockshill Primary, Oadby Broom Leys School, Coalville Hallam Fields Primary, Birstall Highcliffe Academy, Birstall Riverside Primary, Birstall

www.Lionheartteach.org.uk

About the accredited body

Nottingham Institute of Education (NIoE) at Nottingham Trent University is one of the foremost providers of education and training for teachers and other learning professionals. Their courses and research span all phases of learning and development. They have partnership links with over 600 schools and institutions. Their latest Ofsted inspection praised these partnerships, recognising the strength of their links with local schools and the range of specialist placements for trainee teachers. NIoE has a growing international reputation, but still retains a strong local presence. Staff work regularly in schools, helping to improve practice, raise standards, and change lives.

Interview process

Once you have been invited for interview, you will receive a pack of more detailed information about the mathematics PGCE. We hope this will answer many of the questions you might have, and also provide a prompt for any additional questions you may wish to ask.

Interviews are currently being conducted virtually. About 90 minutes before your interview time, you will be sent two tasks: a short written reflection on an educational article , and a set of mathematics questions that we will discuss during the interview. These are not ‘tests’ per se, but are designed to help us determine whether you may require additional support; they should take about an hour to complete.

Your interview will usually be conducted by a panel of two mathematics tutors and will last around an hour. Following the panel’s questions and a discussion of the mathematics task, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have a bout the course. A decision will be made on the day and you will be informed as quickly as possible, via UCAS.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Definition of Disability A person has a disability if:

  • they have a physical or mental impairment
  • the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities (Equality Act 2010)

Reasonable Adjustments: To achieve this level playing field the concept of reasonable adjustment has been established. Please contact as at info@beauchampteach.org.uk to talk about how we can support you.

A vitally important aspect of providing a reasonable adjustment is that the dignity of individuals is paramount. This point is relevant to all of us whatever our role. Disabled people do not want favours and do not want to stand out as special cases. They simply want the same level of opportunity to achieve and to live.

In addition to support available from Lionheart Teach as a student of the University of Leicester, Loughborough University or Nottingham Trent University you will have access to the full range of University student services such as study support and welfare counselling.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@lionheartteach.org.uk
Telephone
01162729100
Website
https://lionheartteach.org.uk
Address
Ridge Way
Oadby
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2 5TP

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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