Teach at Level 2: the complete introduction for non-specialists (maths)

Maths and English Pipeline

Despite the sector's best efforts, recruiting suitably qualified English and maths teachers continues to be a huge challenge - so why not develop your own? This two-day course offers the complete introduction to teaching maths, both GCSE and functional skills, for those who are new to teaching the qualification, as well as those who aspire to.

Pricing options

SET member: £148.75 https://set.et-foundation.co.uk

Non-SET member: £175

As a host you can hold this course in your organisation for as little as £1,100 with at least 12 delegates.
To enquire about hosting please complete this form or call the delivery partner Creative Education on 020 8253 8238.

Who is this course for?

This course will most benefit those who are new to or aspiring to teach GCSE and functional skills maths. It is suitable for providers from across the breadth of the sector, including: FE Colleges, Independent Training Providers, Adult and Community Learning, the 3rd sector, offender learning and specialist colleges.

Training aim

Above everything, the course aims to develop confidence in teaching GCSE and functional skills maths. The course is structured around four key themes, exploring each of them in greater depth as the course progresses:

  • curriculum
  • teaching strategies
  • assessment
  • personal maths skills.

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You will have the knowledge and confidence to:
  • be more confident delivering GCSE and functional skills maths
  • understand the structure of the qualification and how it is assessed  
  • explore up-to-date thinking on curriculum, schemes of work and planning
  • develop effective teaching strategies for success at this level, including approaches for motivating learners
  • identify how a learner is performing and deliver effective feedback
  • boost your personal maths skills.

Length of the course

This is a two-day course with an opportunity in between the two sessions to practise some of the ideas explored and develop your personal maths skills.

Entry Requirements

You should:

  • be teachers who are aspiring to teach GCSE and functional skills maths, or who have taught it for three years or less
  • have a maths qualification at level 2 or higher

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830
E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk