Teaching Further Mathematics 1

Online and London, Leeds, or Coventry


Teaching Further Mathematics 1 (TFM1) is a sustained professional development course for teachers wishing to develop their own subject knowledge and classroom practice in teaching A level Further Mathematics. It covers at least the pure material common to all AS level Further Mathematics specifications.

TFM1 features:

  • 10 live online tutorials
  • two study days
  • textbooks to support your studies
  • access to online teaching and learning resources
  • email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum

Participants will have the option to certificate by submitting an assignment at the end of the course.

Following completion of this course, participants will be eligible to study TFM2, which includes the remaing pure content common to all A level Further Mathematics specifications.


  • Gain a deep understanding of A level Further Mathematics.
  • Develop confidence and skills to teach A level Further Mathematics, focusing on subject knowledge and effective pedagogy.
  • Provide opportunities for mathematical thinking; exploring connections within maths.

Who will benefit from attending?

TFM1 is designed for A level Mathematics teachers who are currently teaching AS or A level Further Mathematics or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future. Suitable applicants would include:

  • an experienced teacher of A level Mathematics who wishes to learn more about teaching A level Further Mathematics
  • an individual, currently not teaching in a school, who wishes to undertake a sustained professional development course to prepare for future employment
  • a teacher seeking to gain certification that may give them more options in the future
  • a teacher wanting to develop their own subject knowledge to enable them to confidently and competently teach A level Further Mathematics
  • a teacher who has completed the Teaching A level Mathematics (TAM) course, a Teaching Mechanics (TM1 & TM2) course, a Teaching Statistics (TS1 & TS2) course or a Teaching Discrete Mathematics (TD1 & TD2) course


TFM1 covers the pure material common to all AS level Further Mathematics specifications and more:

  • Matrices
  • Complex numbers
  • Roots of polynomial equations
  • Summations and series
  • Proof by induction
  • Vector geometry
  • Maclaurin series
  • Calculus
  • Hyperbolic functions

Materials and Equipment

A computer with a reliable internet connection will be required to attend the online tutorials. In addition, a headset with a microphone is suggested to get the best experience of the online tutorials.


The course fee for TFM1 is £300.

If you are working in a state-funded school or college, participation in this course attracts a reimbursement of course fees, subject to engagement and completion of the course.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a further subsidy of £500 to support staff cover and travel costs.

Study Schedule

Online sessions:
Week beginningStudy contentEvening online tutorials (19:30-20:30)
 Course unit introductionMonday 7 January 2019
7 JanuaryMatrices 1 
14 JanuaryMatrices 1Thursday 17 January 2019
21 JanuaryMatrices 1 
28 JanuaryComplex numbers 1 
4 FebruaryComplex numbers 1Thursday 7 February 2019
11 FebruaryComplex numbers 1 
18 FebruaryRoots of polynomialsThursday 21 February 2019
25 FebruaryRoots of polynomials 
4 MarchSeries of induction 
11 MarchSeries of inductionThursday 14 March 2019
18 MarchSeries of induction 
25 MarchVectors 
1 AprilBreak 
8 AprilBreak 
15 AprilVectorsThursday 18 April 2019
22 AprilVectors 
29 AprilMatrices 2Thursday 2 May 2019
6 MayMatrices 2 
13 MayMaclaurin seriesThursday 16 May 2019
20 MayMaclaurin series 
27 MayComplex numbers 2 
3 JuneComplex numbers 2Thursday 6 June 2019
10 JuneComplex numbers 2 
17 JuneFurther calculusThursday 20 June 2019
24 JuneFurther calculus 
1 JulyFurther calculus 
8 JulyHyperbolic functions 
15 JulyHyperbolic functionsThursday 18 July 2019
22 JulyHyperbolic functions 
Study day 1:

Wednesday 20 March 2019


Thursday 21 March 2019


Saturday 23 March 2019

Study day 2:

Saturday 6 July 2019


Wednesday 10 July 2019


Thursday 11 July 2019


During July and August you will work toward completing an assignment. The deadline for this assignment is 31 August 2019.

Unit certification: 31 October 2019 (or before)

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Use of technology

Event format:

Sustained Professional Development

Event length:

6 months

Study days:


Online sessions:





Online classroom and study days in Coventry, London or Leeds

Start date:

Mon 7th Jan 2019



State-sector subsidy:


Priority Area subsidy:



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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

CPD Admin Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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