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Primary Education (5-11): Inclusion with SEND with QTS BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

If you believe that all children have the right to be taught by an inspirational, knowledgeable, creative and caring teacher, then this is the course for you.Our course covers all aspects of inclusion and social justice but the main focus is on teaching those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).It will prepare you to be a reflective, effective teacher, able to meet the learning needs of pupils in the Primary age range, including those who experience barriers in their learning.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**The Inclusion with SEND specialism is a unique programme that will challenge you to consider and debate key issues in education as well as enabling you to become a first class teacher.Placements sit at the heart of our course, so all the theory you learn in seminars will be backed up by work-based experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it’ll bolster your CV.- 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- Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well- Placement opportunities in mainstream primary schools, early years settings, and even international placements, to give you work-based experience to boost you CV- We have strong partnerships with schools and educational providers, which has the potential to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects- In your final year, you'll be able to complete 60 credits, equivalent to a Post Graduate Certificate, at Master’s level, putting you in the perfect position to complete a Master’s degree in the early years of your teaching careerYou’ll be living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular North West coastline, within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.For a course that’ll springboard your teaching career helping the learning needs of pupils, this course is for you.You will follow two main strands in the course, the Inclusion specialism and professional teaching studies, that come together in your placement experiences.The specialism includes modules that introduce key issues in SEND and Inclusion. You will study modules on the philosophy of SEND/Inclusion, barriers to learning, SEND policy and practice, Inclusive teaching and contextualised learning. In the fourth year of the course, you will prepare a dissertation on an aspect of SEND/Inclusion of your choice. In your final semester, you will have the opportunity to enhance your BA (Honours) Degree by completing three modules at Masters level on working with adults, marginalised children and evidence based practice.The second strand, professional teaching studies, will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to deliver the Primary Curriculum. There is a necessary focus on the teaching of English, including Reading, and Mathematics but you will also explore key themes in teaching and learning in the full range of subjects met in the Primary classroom.We will prepare you to be a reflective, effective teacher, able to meet the learning needs of pupils in the Primary age range including those who experience barriers in their learning, helping you to understand the principles of including all children. You will become immersed in an active learning culture that encourages debate, to allow you to develop an enquiring and contested approach to issues connected to SEND/Inclusion. Your placement experience will focus on practice in mainstream settings, but you will have the opportunity to choose up to two Special Education placements during the course, to further broaden and enhance your learning.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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    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

    49th out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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