Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 12 weeks
Start Date 23/03/2020
End Date 03/07/2020

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16-18 N/A
19-24 £2,700 p/ year
24+ £2,700 p/ year
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This course is designed to develop you as a professional maths/numeracy teacher by broadening and enhancing your existing professional knowledge and understanding, skills-base and practice. It is a part-time, one-year, in-service course, delivered one evening per week.

If successful you will be awarded the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Maths

Please note: If you succesfully completed a level three course at LSC in 2017-18 and want to progress to an HE course then you don't need to complete a UCAS application. Use the 'Apply' button to apply direct to the College.

Aims of the course

To offer a professional development opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge required to teach maths in Further Education colleges, adult and community learning, 14-19 units in school and academies, private training organisations, prison education and the public services (police, paramedics, fire service).

Unit Breakdown

You will study three mandatory modules:

  • Module 1: Numeracy the Learners
  • Module 2: Improving Numeracy Knowledge and Understanding
  • Module 3: Numeracy Learning and Teaching.

Assessment Method

Candidates build a portfolio of evidence which will include: written assignments, presentations, peer observations, teaching observations and reflective logs etc. There is no final examination.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course can lead to paid/permanent employment/promotion in this sector.

Career Options

Teaching/training profession

What can I earn as a teacher? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. With a vocational qualification in teaching, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

  • Teaching assistants start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £19,000 with a few years' experience
  • Special needs teachers start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £46,000 with a few years' experience
  • Secondary school teachers start on around £29,000 a year and can earn up to £47,000 with a few years' experience

If you're interested in a career in teaching, we offer a range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our tiered qualifications are taught by expert tutors and include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills to take your first steps in this rewarding sector.

To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/teaching or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

  • An initial teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE or Certificate of Education or DTTLS)
  • A minimum of 50 hours teaching in the specialist area at two different levels
  • A subject mentor secured prior to starting the course
  • Effective communication and a good command of written and spoken English
  • Successful completion of a specialist initial assessment in maths

Fees: £2,700

To apply for this course you must be aged 18 or over on or before the 31st August 2018 ALL fees will be collected by Canterbury Christ Church University


There will be a mix of delivery models used: classroom-based teaching, seminars, tutorials and workshops, independent research study and online learning. You will also have access to our VLE sites (eME and Blackboard) that will provide you with a range of materials and resources to support your learning whilst on this course. Both individual tutorial support and additional learning support are also available, if required.

Services Provided

Canterbury Christ Church University Library Services: including online resources (e.g. books, journal articles) and support. Student Support Services ? including student welfare services, counselling, disability and Equal Opportunities, Student Study Support, student health and financial support). Careers and Student Development: including the Careers Advisory Service, CV service, BA/BSc and GMS references, Jobshop, Volunteering, Destination of Leavers and Employability services. Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) ? provides a range of materials, resources etc. to support you whilst studying. Coaching: optional free additional coaching opportunities to enhance the quality and effectiveness of your teaching. Lewisham Southwark College: Learning Centre ? a range of books, HE Study Room, use of PCs Virtual Learning Environment (eME) ? provides a range of materials, resources etc. to support you whilst studying.

Do I need to register?

You will be provided with the relevant information to complete an online registration at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Process for Application

Apply via UCAS here: https://www.ucas.com/students

What could I earn?

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All teacher training courses take place at our Southwark Campus (not Lewisham Way).

All admissions interviews and enrolment sessions also take place at Southwark:

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Email: For general enquiries please contact us at info@lscollege.ac.uk.  For application enquiries please contact us at apply@lscollege.ac.uk  

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