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Level: 5

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 10

Hours: 3.00

Start: 23/02/2021

Days / Times: Tuesday 16:00 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 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 specialist maths teachers 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 Group 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 Initial Teacher Education (FE and Skills) in the last Ofsted inspection (December 2015).   All students benefit from access to the Derby College Learning Resources Centre, the University of Derby library, and the College’s Moodle (online learning platform) 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 (only for the Level 7 Module - this is not required for Level 5)
  • 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 are 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 the 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.

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.  At Level 5 it would give you additional credits to progress to a full honours degree.

Throughout the course you will experience a wide range of teaching techniques and be both supported and encouraged to experiment with these techniques within your own classroom so that you exit the programme as a creative and innovative practitioner.

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.

Please Note: All fees for Higher Education courses are per year

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Kerry Armstrong

Kerry Armstrong

PGCE is springboard into full-time teaching job for PE teacher Kerry

Studying for her PGCE at Derby College has been the springboard PE teacher Kerry Armstrong needed to get her first job in teaching.   Named an "Outstanding" student by her College lecturers, she is taking up her new full-time role at City of Derby Academy in Sinfin this September.  
 
Kerry, who has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, has been working as a curriculum support assistant at Springwell Community College in Chesterfield.  
 
This part-time role served as the starting point she required to access the two-year part-time PGCE course at the Roundhouse. Kerry, who is 25, could have taken a full-time PGCE course neared to her home in Sheffield, but she's pleased she chose Derby College.  
 
She was assessed as outstanding for her teaching across the professional standards, based on observations by her mentor and tutor on her ability to teach. Kerry, who plays at centre-half for a local football team in her spare time, is looking forward to starting her new teaching job. She said: "I'm a bit nervous about it but excited at the same time."

The facilities at the Roundhouse are really good and so was the standard of teaching. As I'd expected, the PGCE was quite difficult as it is a bit like doing a Masters. Everything was well explained by our lecturers, though, and you knew where to go for help if there was anything that you weren't sure about.

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