University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Primary Education: Inclusion with SEND with QTS (5-11 Years)

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Course summary

Do you have a passion for enabling all children, whatever their background, to have full access to education? Motivated to help children overcome any barriers to learning that they may face? This unique and innovative course will equip you to become a confident and inspiring teacher with high expectations for all children. And, because the programme has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a teacher the minute you graduate. Course Overview Develop expertise in teaching children who face barriers to education with this unique specialism. One of the few QTS courses in the country to offer this area as a significant focus, the programme ensures that you develop the skills and knowledge to support the learning and development of all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Put your passion for social justice into practice by uplifting the achievement and opportunity of traditionally disadvantaged children, training to become a life-changing SEND/Inclusion specialist teacher. On this course you will...

  • Spend 32 weeks in school placements, including specialist provision if you choose.
  • Develop confidence and expertise based on a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in inclusive education.
  • Be supported by committed and friendly tutors.
  • Benefit from small group sizes.
  • Have the encouragement of a personal tutor, who will enable you to make the most of your time at university, and help you to overcome any challenges you may meet.
  • Barriers to Learning 1 (Specialism)
  • Barriers to Learning 2 (Specialism)
  • Introduction to Inclusion (Specialism)
  • Beginning Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
  • Beginning to teach English (Professional Studies)
  • Beginning to teach Mathematics (Professional Studies)
  • Beginning to teach Physical Education (Professional Studies)
  • Beginning to teach Computing (Professional Studies)
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Beginning (Professional Studies)
  • Beginning Placement (Professional Studies)
Year Two
  • Perspectives on Inclusion (Specialism)
  • Contextualised Learning (Specialism)
  • Developing Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
  • Developing Thinking in Science and Mathematics (Professional Studies)
  • RE, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development and PSHE (Professional Studies)
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Developing 1 (Professional Studies)
  • Developing Placement 1 + Curriculum Enhancement (Professional Studies)
Year Three
  • Policy Discourses (Specialism)
  • Applying Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
  • Effective monitoring and assessment of diverse learners in Primary English (Professional Studies)
  • Creative approaches to the teaching of History, Geography and Design Technology (Professional Studies)
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Developing 2 (Professional Studies)
  • Experiential Placement (Professional Studies)
  • Developing Placement 2 + Curriculum Enhancement (Professional Studies)
Year Four
  • Dissertation (Double Module) (Specialism)
  • Working with Adults (Master's level Module) (Specialism)
  • The Marginalised Child (Master's level Module) (Specialism)
  • Evidence-Based Practice (Master's level Module) (Specialism)
  • Extending Teaching Studies (Professional Studies)
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Extending (Professional Studies)
  • Extending Placement + Curriculum Enhancement (Professional Studies)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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Primary Education: Inclusion with SEND with QTS (5-11 Years) at University of Cumbria - UCAS