Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Secondary Mathematics (including School Direct) with QTS

12 months
13448 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Secondary Mathematics (including School Direct) with QTS course at University of Chester is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.


As one of the earliest training colleges in the country, the University of Chester has a proud and established education history of over 175 years.

Career Prospects

During the Secondary Mathematics (including School Direct) with QTS course at University of Chester, you will learn how to encourage young people’s mathematical skills through your subject specialism.

Maths trainees enjoy a variety of educational experiences, the Subject Enrichment Week allows students to work with Primary and Secondary pupils to undertake ‘Mathamagic'; an engaging activity that will look at physical, practical, and collaborative mathematics activities and competitions.

Applicants may apply for the Mathematics Enhancement Course to study prior to the PGCE in order to gain a deeper understanding of mathematics.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Nature and Purpose of Learning and Teaching
  • Understanding the Curriculum and its Development
  • The Nature and Purpose of Assessment
  • Mathematics
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements


Applicants will normally:

  • hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
  • have GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths
  • have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy 
  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications and consider all applications individually on merit. We may also take into account appropriate work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13448 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13448 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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