Welcome to the Swansea University Schools’ Partnership (SUSP/PYPA), an innovative collaboration of school and university-based staff working together to ensure that ‘Tomorrow’s Teachers’ have the skills and experience to make a difference to pupils in Wales.

Well-qualified Mathematics teachers are in high demand across the UK. SUSP has developed an innovative Secondary Mathematics PGCE programme that is designed to provide new entrants to the teaching profession with confidence in their subject knowledge and in their understanding of how to teach it. This programme will prepare you to make a positive contribution to the learning communities you will be joining.   SUSP’s Secondary Mathematics PGCE programme is underpinned by regional, national and international research. You will learn how to make Mathematics meaningful, interesting and fun and also how to analyse your own and your pupils’ development.

SUSP’s integrated and rigorous PGCE programme will challenge you academically and professionally. The PGCE Mathematics programme aims to develop critical understanding of the nature of Mathematics and its position in the school curriculum. You will be encouraged to research and test your own approaches to Mathematics pedagogy to find those techniques that work best for you and for the pupils you teach. SUSP is committed to developing research-informed reflective practitioners who can demonstrate creativity and flexibility in their teaching so that learners develop their subject competence in an environment that cultivates enjoyment.


The Swansea University Schools’ Partnership will draw upon the University’s considerable academic expertise in Mathematics. SUSP will provide high-quality, practitioner and research-led ITE based on the principle of integrated learning (Hagger and Mutton, 2015). All aspects of the course have been developed collaboratively and will be delivered, quality assured and reviewed as a partnership to consolidate that collaboration throughout the year.

Swansea University Schools’ Partnership (SUSP) will deliver a high-quality, research and practice integrated programme premised on its vision of developing research-informed reflective practitioners who can contribute significantly to the quality of Welsh education.

Study Details:

PGCert 1 year full-time

Module Details:

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Programme Funding

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for both taught and research courses to help you fund your study.

Student Destinations

Successful completion of the SUSP PGCE will lead to recommendation to the Education Workforce Council for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and provides opportunities for employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) in schools.


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Entry Requirements

Applicants for the Secondary PGCE are required to have achieved the following prior to admission to the programme:

  • An honours degree at a minimum of 2:2 in a relevant subject, or a related subject with at least 50% relevant subject content;
  • Grade B GCSE in English/Welsh (students applying for the Welsh medium programme will be required to have a GCSE in Welsh);
  • Grade B GCSE in Maths

The GCSE Grade B in English/Welsh and Mathematics are a requirement set by the Welsh Government. However, we welcome applications from those with a GCSE Grade C in English/Welsh and/or Mathematics. Applicants with a grade C in GCSE English/Welsh or Mathematics who meet all other entry criteria may be accepted if they complete successfully an equivalency test. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are unable to follow our planned timetable of equivalency testing.  Therefore, applicants will be expected to sit their equivalency test(s) during the PGCE academic year where they will be given up to 3 attempts. Should the situation change before the summer, we will restart our programme of tutorials and tests before the beginning of the academic year. Please note that applicants must pass their equivalency test(s) in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

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