Teaching - Primary Education with QTS

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Why study with us?

If you are passionate about helping young children to grow and learn, and committed to developing a rewarding and stimulating career as a primary teacher in a specialist area of curriculum, then this is the course for you.

This course will train you to teach pupils aged 5-11. It is designed for entrants from a range of academic and cultural backgrounds. By choosing to study primary education in a friendly and supportive environment at the University of Cumbria, you will give yourself a great opportunity to develop the skills, experience and understanding you need to make a positive contribution to the lives of children in your care. You will experience a range of primary c…

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Why study with us?

If you are passionate about helping young children to grow and learn, and committed to developing a rewarding and stimulating career as a primary teacher in a specialist area of curriculum, then this is the course for you.

This course will train you to teach pupils aged 5-11. It is designed for entrants from a range of academic and cultural backgrounds. By choosing to study primary education in a friendly and supportive environment at the University of Cumbria, you will give yourself a great opportunity to develop the skills, experience and understanding you need to make a positive contribution to the lives of children in your care. You will experience a range of primary classrooms and in addition will study a specialist theme.

What can this course lead to?

Highly regarded by schools and employers, this course prepares you to work as a successful teacher in the primary classroom (Key Stages 1 and 2). Having studied a specialist theme you can expect to emerge as a leader in a specific subject or areas of primary practice.

With excellent transferable skills, graduates in this degree have careers in a wide range of roles in the education and care of children and young people.

Resources and facilities

We have an excellent partnership with over 1000 early years and primary schools and settings across the country, allowing you the opportunity to gain diverse, high-quality school experience in a wide variety of environments – from small rural schools in Cumbria and north Lancashire to large, urban schools in Barrow, Blackburn, Carlisle, Lancaster, London or Preston. Many have long established relationships with us and place large numbers of students. Students also have the opportunity to do an enrichment placement in an alternative setting, which can be home or abroad.

Have a look at our learning resources for Primary Education.

Entry requirements 280 UCAS tariff points.

Grade C or above in GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at point of application.

Applicants must have a total of five national curriculum GCSEs demonstrating a broad spread of knowledge.

Successful completion of the TA Skills Test.

Successful clearance for Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) and Occupational Health.

Credit and UCAS requirements UCAS code: X120 UCAS points: 280 Selection criteria

You should be able to provide evidence of successful work experience or voluntary work in a primary school. You will need five days of experience in a mainstream primary school at the point of application, but you are expected to have two weeks by the start of the course. Places are conditional on successful interview.

Costs

Click the links below to view information on your study type and residence status. If you are unsure of your status, please see the UKCISA website for more information.

Home students

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year has been set at £9,000.

As a full-time UK student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which you only start to pay back when you are earning over £21,000 (if you're from England) or £15,795 (if you're from Scotland). You may also be eligible for a maintenance loan (up to £5,500) and a maintenance grant (up to £3,354). For more information about student loans and grants, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Full-time students may be eligible for one of 110 NSP awards for full-time students worth up to £6,000.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 300 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2013.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities trust

EU students

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year has been set at £9,000.

As a full-time EU student, you are entitled to a tuition fee loan which doesn’t have to be repaid until you start earning £21,000 a year (or the equivalent in your country). For more information about student loans, visit our student finance page.

Additional funding

National Scholarship Programme

The National Scholarship Programme is designed to support students with a household income of less than £25,000. Full-time students may be eligible for one of 110 NSP awards for full-time students worth up to £6,000.

Cumbria Bursary

The Cumbria Bursary is an annual cash award of £1,000 for up to three years of study. There are 300 Cumbria Bursaries available in 2013.

More financial support

Access to financial support doesn’t end at registration. We have several awards and support funds available to our current students, including:

  • Achievement scholarships
  • Outstanding performance awards
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Utilities trust

International students

The tuition fee for the 2013/14 academic year is £10,200.

Fees are billed annually and may be paid by the student or a sponsor. 75 percent of the annual tuition fees must be paid before or at registration. For students requiring a Tier 4 Student Visa, a deposit of £3,500 is expected as a minimum before a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) will be issued. For more information, visit our international student finance page.

Early payment discount

If you are paying your own fees, you may be eligible for an early payment discount of £1,000. This discount is awarded to students who pay in full before registration.

Additional financial support

Our money doctors will be on hand throughout the year to help you manage your money while you’re in the UK. However, if you do happen to run into financial difficulty during your time here, you may be able to access a small emergency support fund.

UCAS Link

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Modules

For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Course summary

Preparing you to become a highly effective teacher, the course has three main elements; the core, the classroom and a specialist theme.

Element one recognises that teachers need an in-depth understanding of the child, detailed knowledge of how schools function and an awareness of the role that teachers play in the wider community. The core modules focus on the learner, the learning community and the wider community. You will develop strategies to enable you to plan and deliver creative and imaginative learning opportunities to enhance children’s skills, knowledge and understanding in all relevant subjects.

Element two is school based. You have a variety of school placements during your course, enabling you to make clear links between the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning in the primary classroom.

Element three offers you the opportunity to study one area of primary education in greater depth. During your first year of study, having gained experience in several subject areas, you choose a specialist theme. The options vary, depending on the campus.

Case studies

"I have found my course to be well-structured and each year builds on the previous year. I completed my foundation degree and then 'bridged onto the final year of the BA course.

"Staff are very helpful and willing to support you."

- Fatima Hassan

Some of our other students commented:

“The experience I had of teaching in Sweden on placement really developed my core values as a teacher.”

“Over the three years I have become passionate about the education of children - the course gave me that passion.”

“I know that doing this course was the perfect preparation for my new career as a primary teacher.”

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