Masters | Postgraduate Course - Post-Compulsory Education and Training (with Mathematics and Numeracy) PGCE Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Post-Compulsory Education and Training (with Mathematics and Numeracy) PGCE

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PGCE 1 year full time, 2 years part-time

Post-compulsory and Mathematics teaching at Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

This Post-Compulsory Education degree is suitable for applicants with Mathematics or Numeracy subject experience from a wide variety of areas and industries. It leads to a teaching qualification in the post-compulsory education sector.

The awards meet the national professional standards, and allow you to apply for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) when you have completed your course. QTLS has been recognised as equivalent to QTS allowing holders to work in secondary schools.

We equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the demanding role of teacher / lecturer. The course is endorsed within the national framework for the sector and constitutes the University's equivalent of the Diploma in Education and Training.

This course is also offered with subject specialist pathways:

  • English and Literacy
  • Special and Inclusive Practice

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

For the Prof GCE / PGCE:

  • a UK honours degree, at a minimum 2.2 in Mathematics or related subject. Third Class graduates require additional A-level Mathematics at grade B, or equivalent; and
  • relevant work experience will strengthen your application.

Other requirements:

  • an interview
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check; and
  • a Prohibition Order check; and
  • a satisfactory health check; and
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at minimum grade C / 4 or equivalent; and
  • one academic or vocational reference.

Basic knowledge of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an advantage.

Student Destinations

The post-compulsory education sector covers a multitude of different educational environments including:

- colleges of further education
- community learning and development centres
- places of work
- adult education centres
- libraries, archives and information services
- private training organisations
- sixth form colleges
- prisons and young offender institutions
- voluntary and charity organisations
- universities.

On gaining the award, students typically pursue a career in one of these areas teaching as lecturers or tutors within their specialist field. QTLS is completed post-qualification and within your employing institution through professional formation, which involves you demonstrating your skills and knowledge in your professional practice. Applications are made by you through the Society for Education and Training and the time frame for completion is determined by your individual circumstances.

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