University of Cumbria

Primary Education (3-11) with QTS University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

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 deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code X124
Institution code C99
Campus name Lancaster
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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)

Health checks

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Cumbria
Registered Office
Fusehill Street
Carlisle
CA1 2HH


Course contact details

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University of Cumbria

0845 606 1144

Fax: 01524 384567