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Course summary

Do you have the drive to change lives for the better? Want to inspire the next generation of learners? We’ll equip you with the training to make a difference as a passionate and enthusiastic primary and early years teacher. And, because the programme has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a teacher the minute you graduate. The University of Warwick provides accreditation for the QTS element of this University of Cumbria programme. Course Overview You’ll explore how children engage with the curriculum and examine a range of areas of school practice via focused modules. This will develop your knowledge, understanding and pedagogy, so you can make a positive contribution to young children’s lives. You’ll learn about education in a variety of settings, and will spend at least 24 weeks working in school-based placements. There will also be opportunities to work with local children in our campus-based facilities, including an Early Years outdoor classroom. Your supportive tutors have a wealth of teaching experience and good links with local schools. Optional international trips will further bolster your planning skills. On this course you will:

  • Achieve Qualified Teacher Status upon completion.
  • Spend at least 24 weeks working with children in school-based placements, both locally and farther afield.
  • Train to teach children aged 3-11 years, a uniquely broad catchment that gives you a wealth of diverse experience.
  • Be taught in small groups with lots of opportunities to collaborate with your peers and tutors.
  • Boost your employability in the education sector by studying an enhancement theme.
What you will learn During this course, you'll explore how children between the ages of 3 and 11 learn. You'll explore the curriculum, specialisms and pedagogy, so you can make a positive contribution to young children's lives by delivering engaging lessons and life-changing support. Year one
  • Investigating Learning and Teaching 1: Learning and Teaching and Research
  • Introducing EYFS and the Curriculum Carousel
  • Introducing Curriculum Carousel
  • Pedagogy through Specialism: Teaching and Learning
  • Beginning to Teach English
  • Beginning to Teach Maths
  • Beginning Placement
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Beginning
Year two
  • Pedagogy through Specialism: Gathering and Using Information to Enhance Learning and Teaching
  • Developing EYFS and Curriculum Carousel
  • Developing Curriculum Carousel
  • Pedagogy through Specialism: Learning Environments
  • Investigating Learning and Teaching 2: Inclusion
  • Writing and Creativity
  • Developing Maths
  • Developing Placement
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Developing
Year three
  • Investigating Learning and Teaching 3: Responding to a Dynamic Education Landscape
  • Investigating Learning and Teaching: Specialism Research
  • Curriculum Elective
  • Assessment
  • Pedagogy through Specialism: Thematic and Cross-Curricular Approaches
  • Effective Monitoring and Assessment of Diverse Learners in English
  • Extending Maths
  • Extending Placement
  • The Cumbria Teacher of Reading: Extending (Q10)

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

Application codes

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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 grade C/4 or above. Please be aware that for 2024, accreditation for the award of QTS is through our accredited partner. All academic awards are made by the University of Cumbria.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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Primary and Early Years Education (3-11) with QTS at University of Cumbria - UCAS