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Primary and Early Years Education (3-11) with QTS BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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.And, you can choose to study in either Lancaster, Carlisle or London.**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.- You get qualified teacher status upon completion of your degree - Our students are highly regarded by schools and employers- You'll spend at least 24 weeks working with children in school-based placements, both locally and farther afield- We have a strong partnership with schools and educational providers to ensure you experience a range of placements and enhance your job prospects- All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching and have good links with local schools and educational organisations- Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well- Your personal tutor will support and guide you through your studies- 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 occasional international trips bolster your organisational and planning skills- Students are eligible to claim some assistance with the costs of travel to placementsIf 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.You will develop key skills to become a first class teacher, shaping your own learning through active research into inspiring children to learn and progress. During the course you will explore how children learn between the ages of 3 and 11, which will be enhanced with placements in classrooms. You will get first-hand experience of the classroom, providing you with a strong preparation to work across the early years and primary sector.Throughout the year you will explore the key themes of investigating learning and teaching, curriculum, specialism, pedagogy and placement. There will be opportunities for you to personalise the programme through an experiential placement, elective option, and a choice of specialism. This is enhanced by a strong personal tutor system to support you throughout your time at the University of Cumbria.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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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

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%



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