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PGCert Specialist Primary Mathematics Practice

Edge Hill University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Edge Hill University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

If you are a qualified, practising teacher, seeking to enhance your subject knowledge of mathematics and pedagogical skills, this could be the programme for you. The Postgraduate Certificate replaces the previous Mathematics Specialist Teacher Programme (MaST) and retains the same aims of developing personal practice and whole school impact. This is achieved by improving your understanding of the primary mathematics curriculum, identifying school priorities, and supporting you in working with colleagues to develop the teaching and learning of mathematics in your school. You will discover a range of approaches to teaching and learning as you become conversant with the requirements of the national curriculum and develop the knowledge and capability to support its delivery across your school. The programme also offers the opportunity to network and share good practice with colleagues from around the country and engage in critical debate about current issues in maths education.

What will I study?

The programme provides a strong focus on mathematics subject knowledge in relation to the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curricula, including progression from the Early Years Foundation Stage and into Key Stage 3. You will have the opportunity to support this subject knowledge with an exploration of appropriate teaching strategies.

How will I study?

The course is delivered in blended mode, with modules having three face-to-face conference days, which are usually scheduled on Fridays at St James’ in Manchester.

As a blended programme, there is a teaching interface via a virtual learning environment through which you will have access to module and university library resources, activities and interactive support, both peer-to-peer and tutor-to-peer.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through coursework based on a range of professional learning activities and projects. Opportunities for formative feedback will be scheduled throughout each module.

Career Prospects

On completion of this programme, you will be well placed to apply for more senior roles both in your current school and at other institutions.

As a Specialist Primary Mathematics Practitioner, you will have the knowledge and skills to make a significant and positive contribution to a range of school improvement and school-to-school support initiatives.

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University information

Edge Hill University

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  • Campus address

    Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, England

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  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    129 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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