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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

Develop a variety of teaching approaches to become an effective and confident teacher of mathematics in primary schools.

Partnerships with local schools give you opportunities to put theory into practice on placements, supported by experienced teachers and academic staff as you develop the knowledge and skills to meet the national requirements for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Why choose this course?

  • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession - becoming an inspiring teacher of young children, able to draw on secure understanding of theories about primary teaching and learning - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings
  • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning, supported by experienced primary teachers, as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and developing curricula; honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement planning
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence
  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a Primary Education setting, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

You will be trained across the 5-11 age range developing the skills and experience necessary to teach core and foundation subjects in a variety of ways. And with a particular focus on primary mathematics. You will attend subject specific sessions, lectures and seminars designed to develop awareness and understanding of general professional issues, the content of the National Curriculum and practical issues such as lesson planning and assessment.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Local and national demand for University of Bedfordshire graduate teachers is high. Annual destination surveys show that 98% of graduate teachers will have secured teaching posts for the year of graduation.

The course is framed by a commitment to help you to develop the characteristics of a University of Bedfordshire graduate teacher. You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development. In doing this you will refine, form and reform your own principles, perspectives and values in relation to professional teaching practice.

On completion of the course you will have the appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of the children’s and schools’ workforce agenda.

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University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    123rd

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    105 53%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    28th

    22

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