The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a one academic year (36 week) course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of Mathematics.
Many trainee teachers take a SKE course in order to help develop their subject knowledge in preparation for their PGCE course . It may be a condition of your offer to complete one. These courses are designed to be flexible; they can be tailored to meet your specific study requirements, and can be planned around your commitments.
SKE courses are funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership, and you may be eligible for a tax-free £175 weekly bursary whilst studying your SKE.
The PGCE programme has been designed to train teachers to practise as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.
If you have an infectious enthusiasm for mathematics and enjoy working with young people then we are looking for people just like you. The ability to interpret numbers, calculate, handle statistical information and problem solve are essential skills in everyday adult life - you could help young people acquire these skills. We need mathematics teachers who can motivate, inspire, challenge and communicate their passion for mathematics. This course will support you in becoming a confident, competent, reflective mathematics teacher.
The course is active and practical allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and in the University. Trainees work with young people, develop their expertise in their specialist subject area, share and discuss educational issues and study relevant educational research. The course is just the beginning of what we hope will be a process of continual professional development throughout a challenging and rewarding career.
Find out why you should train to teach with us.