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Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM)


Complete our fully-funded (DfE) Teaching Advanced Mathematics course and your school will receive* £1,200

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We are offering the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Advanced Mathematics (TAM), a fully-funded Masters accredited professional development course for teachers of A-level Mathematics. This course is fully funded by the Department of Education (DfE) and run in partnership with the charity Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI).

Who is this course for?

This course is targeted at teachers of A-level Mathematics/other Level 3 Mathematics courses in state maintained schools, who will have the opportunity to develop subject knowledge and pedagogy in light of current research. If you are a current Warwick Maths PGCE trainee, you can take this course provided you have an agreement from your school that you will be teaching a minimum of 1 hour per week, A level, for the entire year.


Benefits to the participant:

  • Confidence with the concepts in A-level Mathematics
  • Sustained support from experts in pedagogy
  • Access to live and approximately forty recorded online sessions covering pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics
  • Two years’ access to MEI’s Integral online teaching and learning resources
  • Additional extensive course materials
  • Textbooks covering A-level Mathematics
  • Successful completion of the modules brings 60 credits which can be used to progress to further study at Masters’ level. Course tutors will be happy to discuss Masters’ progression routes with interested participants.

Benefits to the participant’s students:

  • More engaging and relevant Mathematics lessons
  • Improved progress through differentiated learning

Benefits to the school/college:

  • High quality teaching and learning resources disseminated
  • Improved capacity of staff to deliver A-level Mathematics
Course details:

The course is held on eight course days spread over 12 months. All course days will take place from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm and are as follows:

Day 0 Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Day 1 Tuesday, 19th September 2017
Day 2 Thursday, 23rd November 2017
Day 3 Friday, 24th November 2017
Day 4 Monday, 5th March 2018
Day 5 Tuesday, 6th March 2018
Day 6 Thursday, 21st June 2018
Day 7 Friday, 22nd June 2018
Day 8 Saturday, 23rd June 2018
The course includes two modules:

Module 1 - Advanced Level Mathematics Pedagogy

This module will lead to successful completion of the MEI portfolio and comprises two essays due in January 2018 and April 2018.

Module 2 - Advanced Level Classroom Based Enquiry

Participants will research an aspect of teaching and learning advanced level mathematics in this module that comprises one essay due in August 2018.

Course location:

The course days will take place at CTE at the University of Warwick Campus. Full location and transport details can be found here.

Entry requirements:

Applicants must have graduated from a UK Higher Educational Institute or equivalent. In addition, they must have current or recent relevant practice experience and/or be in a relevant role. Applicants must have the opportunity to teach A-Level Mathematics to complete the TAM course.

Course fees & funding:

There is an initial upfront payment of £600 from the school or college to demonstrate commitment to attendance and teaching costs. However, the school or college will receive £1,200* (funded by the DfE) if their participant attends (£900) the course days and completes the Masters assignment (£300).

Further details:

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A list of FAQs on the TAM with Masters is available here.


Please apply via the MEI website here. Following successful submission, participants will need to demonstrate meeting standard university requirements by completing a University of Warwick application form.

All applications are assessed on a first come first served basis for this course and early applications are therefore encouraged.


For further information, please contact Andrea Pitt by emailing

(* Terms & Conditions Apply)