Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Primary Education (Mathematics Specialist)

This programme is a school-led programme which combines on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings. Students gain training experience which prepares them for their 1st year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT); during the programme students study all of the National Curriculum subjects and specialise in Mathematics in great depth.

Entry requirements

At least 10 days of experience in primary classrooms in the 2 years prior to the application; GCSE at grade A or A* (or equivalent qualification) in mathematics; GCSE at grade C (or equivalent qualification) in English Language; suitable personal and presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English; a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree and GCSE at grade C (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology and 2 additional National Curriculum subjects (as taught in Key Stages 1 and 2); in addition to the requirement for GCSE Mathematics at grade A or A* (or equivalent) outlined above, an A or AS level in Mathematics would also be desirable. Applicants who have studied mathematics, statistics, economics or other relevant degree subjects, such as psychology are encouraged to apply. Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 numeracy and literacy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE grade C in Mathematics or English. An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last 5 years; an interview and subject knowledge tests will form part of the selection process. Students are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme; successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Students accepting a formal offer from Edge Hill University are required to meet the Department for Education's standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children in the form of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

Personal and professional development; English curriculum; mathematics specialist curriculum; science curriculum; technologies for teaching and learning; broad curriculum; professional practice - phase 1 phase a; professional practice - phase 1 phase b; professional practice - phase 2.

Assessment methods

A combination of coursework and observed classroom experience are assessed against the Teachers� Standards for QTS.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

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