The Shared Learning Trust
Mathematics (38M2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Hertfordshire
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Qualification Aim

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which includes 60 Level 7 credits and recommendation to the DfE for Qualified Teacher Status


The workload includes two academic assignments as well as planning, teaching and assessment in school, to ensure that pupils learn and make progress. The timing of assessments and school-based training are co-ordinated.


Two, each carrying 30 Level 7 credits

How school placements work


Usually a more gradual increase in teaching timetable allocation. Students are supernumerary throughout the programme (which means that they are not left unsupervised with a class). Their teaching timetable is gradually increased up to 16 hours per week by the end of the programme.

Assessment of school based training

evidence of meeting the Teachers’ Standards at each of the three Assessment Points over the course of the training year


Support provided by half termly visits of a tutor from the university as well as a teacher mentor who will meet with you each week to review your training and a Professional Mentor who oversees the training in the school.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

£9250 (Students may be eligible for Student Loan for fees and maintenance)

There are bursaries for most secondary subjects of up to £26,000 tax free, subject to eligibility.

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £22,000
  • a bursary of £20,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you’ll also get early career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching (£7,500 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in maths or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



GCSEs/O levels at Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics . A Science GCSE O level at Grade C /4 above is also required for Primary General. GCSE equivalency tests are not accepted in place of GCSE qualifications.

First degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, classification 2.2 or above. For secondary trainees there should be at least 50% subject content relevant to the taught curriculum subject. If you studied outside the UK you will need to provide NARIC equivalencies of your academic qualifications

Contact details

The Chalk Hills Academy
Leagrave High Street


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 18N
  • Training programme code: 38M2

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Main Site
Leagrave High Street, Luton LU4 0NE
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Support and advice

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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