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Further Education and Skills (Numeracy), PGCE

Become a numeracy teacher in a range of further education environments. Help change students’ lives with a postgraduate certificate of education (PGCE) in numeracy.

Numeracy is a vital skill that gives people life and career opportunities. This PGCE in Further Education and Skills with a focus on numeracy gives you the tools you need to support teaching of numeracy. We prepare you for teaching in further education colleges, adult education centres, healthcare and community organisations.

On this course, you will gain the pedagogical skills needed to teach numeracy in the secondary and further education sector. With the support of our experts, you will plan, deliver, assess and evaluate teaching and learning strategies that generate enthusiasm for mathematics. You will analyse innovative approaches to the teaching of mathematical thinking and processes, and review resources and activities across a range of models.

Department

Teacher Education

Duration

1 years full-time

Start month

September and January

UK/international fees

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

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What you should know about this course

  • Ofsted rated the quality of teacher training as 'Good' in its recent report for Initial Teacher Education 2016.
  • You will be based in a placement college for our core programme, collecting at least 125 hours of teaching experience.
  • Throughout your training with us, you will be supported and assessed by a mentor as well as a university tutor.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our PGCE in Further Education and Skills (Numeracy). Your teaching comes from an experienced team of lecturers. These include academics and practitioners with a wide range of experience. All of our teaching team holds a teaching qualification.

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Entry requirements

If you are

For the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) applicants and the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (ProfGCE), applicants should have:

  • A 2.2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject
  • Level 3 qualification in relevant subject if degree is not in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English at C or above or equivalent.

Candidates must also:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a screening assessment
  • Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Direct entry into Year Two is available for the distance programme with evidence of appropriate prior learning.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You will be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions.

Class sizes

We offer personalised learning with small tutor groups of 25. The typical student intake per year averages 45. Lectures are normally attended by 45, and seminars/tutorials by 20-25.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework and presentations, lesson planning and action research. Our library and online resources will support your further reading and research. You can also join a range of student societies, including the education societies.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job.

Assessment

The course is entirely coursework based. You will be assessed on the quality of written assignments and also your classroom teaching. Your teaching will be observed on eight occasions by your mentor and tutor, and you will need to pass all courses.

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Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Our core programme will see you based in a placement college where you will participate in a range of professional activities.

How long is my placement?

In Phase 1, you will be there for three days a week to observe and undertake teaching in your subject area. For the remaining two days, you will be based at the university campus. You will complete between 25 and 50 hours of teaching during this time. 

In Phase 2, you will attend your placement college for four days a week, and the university for the last day. In total you will complete a minimum of 125 hours of teaching experience.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates of this course can pursue a teaching career in the Further Education and Skills sector.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

We want you to make the most of your time with us. You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our tutors provide personalised support.

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