University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
Children require enthusiastic, passionate teachers who will encourage them to grow and learn. Does this sound like you? Then we're here to get you started on an exciting career as an early years/primary school teacher.
During the course you'll explore how children learn between the ages of 3 and 11, you’ll learn about the curriculum, specialisms and pedagogy, so you can make a positive contribution to young children's lives.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
We’ll prepare you for working with primary and early years children in a variety of schools and other settings and will build your confidence so you can move with ease into your first teaching post.
Yes, you’ll learn the theory, but work-based placements in schools sit at the heart of our course to equip you with first-hand experience to bolster your CV and prepare you for a rich and successful life in teaching.
And, you can choose to study in either Lancaster, Carlisle or London.
You get qualified teacher status upon completion of your degree
We have a strong partnership with schools and educational providers to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects
Our students are highly-regarded by schools and employers
Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well
Your personal tutor will support and guide you through your studies
All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching and have good links with local schools
Use of our educational facilities – including our Early Years classroom
Opportunities to personalise your degree through a work-based placement, elective option, and a choice of specialism
Opportunity to do your placement abroad
- Optional international trips each year bolster your organisational and planning skills
If you don’t have your statutory skills test before you come on the course, don’t worry, we'll support you in taking the test with personalised sessions.
So, for a degree to springboard your teaching career, this is the course for you.
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:
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 128 points|
|A level||BBD - ABB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|60 credits overall, 45 graded at level 3|
|Scottish Higher||AABB - AAAB|
GCSE English, Maths and Science grade C/4 or above. QTS Skills tests in numeracy and literacy.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|