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Level: 5

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours: 3.00

Start: 24/02/2020

Days / Times: Monday 17:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 500.00*

Concessions: 500.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

Are you a fully qualified teacher in post-14 education who wishes to develop a specialism in teaching maths?  Are you teaching or planning to teach KS4 in a school or academy, or to teach in a college, with a training provider, in a prison or in the voluntary sector?  This module will give you a solid foundation in all aspects of teaching maths to prepare you for a highly successful career.  It is offered in partnership with the University of Derby.

The course is delivered using innovative learning methods, technology enhanced resources and one-to-one observations of you in your own practice.  Upon successful completion of this Level 5/7 programme, maths graduates will be prepared to become a specialist maths teacher and non-maths graduates will gain confidence in teaching maths alongside their subject specialism. 

This module is delivered at the Roundhouse Campus of Derby College and the qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.  The course is delivered by our highly qualified and experienced Teacher Training team who were judged ‘outstanding’ for ITE (FE and Skills) in the last inspection (December 2015).   All students benefit from access to the UDO online platform, the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle pages. 

Entry requirements

All applicants must attend an informal interview to discuss their qualifications, experience, motivation and aspirations.

You need evidence of:

  • An Honours Degree (class 2:2 or above) in a subject relevant to what you teach
  • A Certificate in Education or PGCE
  • A recognised Level 2 or equivalent qualification in English
  • A recognised Level 2 or equivalent qualification in Maths
  • Access to a minimum of 50 hours teaching each year (in a full teaching role)

All applicants are subject to approval from the University of Derby.  The course will only run with a minimum of 15 enrolments.

Course Content

  • Teaching Maths Specialist Pathway (20 credits at Level 5/7)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework and an exciting range of assessment methods is used.  For assessment you are required to prepare an IT based resource relevant to the teaching of maths.  This is then critically assessed through reflection as to its effectiveness, evaluating the impact on learning in line with relevant learning theories.

The written submission involves critical discussion and examination of barriers to learning maths effectively.  This explores the potential impact upon maths attainment and its relationship with achievement and progression. 

You are required to undertake research and write in an appropriate academic style, using Harvard Referencing systems.  All assessments require you to apply theory to your own practice and you are expected to engage with academic research and learning theory in a manner commensurate with Masters level study.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

This module, alongside your teaching qualification, provides you with an ideal platform to progress. At Level 7 this would enable you to progress straight to an MA ED. If you progress to the University of Derby, you will already have achieved 60 credits towards your Masters qualification. 

This qualification is awarded by the University of Derby.  www.derby.ac.uk

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Caroline Keeton

Caroline Keeton

Foundation degree is perfect stepping stone

Going to university simply wasn't an option when teaching assistant Caroline Keeton left school in the 1980s. But, more than 30 years on, the 51-year-old mum of two is about to start a top up degree course after completing a foundation degree in Children's and Young People's Services with Derby College. Caroline, who left school at 16 with just a handful of CSEs, discovered her interest in learning when she began work as a TA and took a course in childcare. Encouraged by how well she took to studying, she enrolled on a level 4 diploma at Derby College and a PTLS Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course. Caroline – whose two adult daughters both studied for their A levels at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre – now plans to use her degree to enhance her current role at a Long Eaton primary School. Rather than train to be a teacher after graduation she wants to become more involved in educational research projects within the existing TA job she loves. Going to Derby College has given Caroline the self-belief she needed to go on to higher education.

She added: "Caroline Friel, our lecturer, played a major part in my decision, and that of other students on my course, to go on and get a degree.

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