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PGCE General Primary (5-11 years) with QTS: Inclusion/SEND

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Lancaster Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

The programme will focus on Inclusion/SEND; you will explore ways in which all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, can be included in classrooms and schools. You will examine the concepts and ideas that underpin the Inclusion agenda within the political context of education in the UK. In particular, you will focus on the causes of marginalisation, and the reasons why a substantial number of pupils fail to achieve consistently or well within that system.

A main focus will be on SEND, through an examination of current policy and practice, including the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice 0 to , the graduated response in schools, and multi-agency collaboration. You will consider the implications of the four areas of need identified in the Code of Practice, and how these influence and determine appropriate responses within classroom practice.

The roles of key participants will be examined, including that of the SENCo, TAs, and the increasing importance of the parents of pupils with SEND, and of the voice of those pupils. As a result of this engagement, you will have a growing commitment to ideas surrounding social justice and equity, making you a confident practitioner able to meet the needs of all pupils whatever barriers to learning they experience.

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University information

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

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    115 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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