The Faculty of Education has a national reputation for training teachers which has been established over 100 years. Successful completion of this three year, full-time degree course leads to *recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to work in the 3-11 age range with the explicit identification of Mathematics as a subject specialism. Mathematics is a national shortage subject and a stated government priority meaning that specialist teachers are in high demand. Trainees gain experience at every key stage, ensuring they are prepared to teach any year group and that they understand how early years fits with key stages 1 and 2. This element, together with the emphasis placed on practice placements, enhances future employability. Training is structured progressively, developing student teachers who are critical and reflective thinkers and who use research to inform their practice. We aim to develop confident teachers who will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusion. Trainees will study all the main elements of the BA Primary Education programme (Core, Teaching Studies and Foundation subject units), together with four units (two each in years 2 and 3) focused entirely on mathematics. These will comprise of two distinct, but intertwining stands: personal subject knowledge and understanding of mathematics and teaching, learning and assessment in primary mathematics. All students have the voluntary, self-funded, option to study for the Catholic Teaching Certificate following QTS. *In February 2017, the Secretary of State for Education made a commitment to strengthen Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by September 2019. As part of this work, the Department for Education has launched a consultation to explore a number of options and proposals to strengthen QTS and support teacher career progression which includes, amongst other points, a review of the point at which QTS is awarded. Further information on the content of the consultation can be found here: https://consult.education.gov.uk/teaching-profession-unit/strengthening-qts-and-improving-career-progression/ BA (Hons) Primary Education is also offered at Manchester. Features and Benefits - Over 40 primary teaching staff with expertise across the curriculum and specifically in mathematics via the Faculty's STEM Education Manchester. - Specialist teaching facilities, including student resource centre. - Opportunity to apply to study abroad for 5 months via Erasmus Programme in Year 2. - Access to NQT support, alumni network and ongoing career links after graduation.