BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning


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Course code X30A

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Course code X30A

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
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Have a passion for supporting people in their learning? Keen to inspire, but not sure if teaching is the right path?

Well, our course is for you. We have designed our programme so you can study aspects of teaching and learning, from pre-school to higher education, without committing to becoming a teacher and keeping your career options open.

Your Career with an Education Degree

As a graduate, you can progress to a range of careers in educational or training settings, including private companies, publishing companies, government, museum and heritage sites, prisons, youth clubs, children and community centres. You can also go into further training such as Primary Teaching or Early Years.  

This course also offers an array of transferrable skills many employers find attractive and areas of interest include HR, administration and communications.

 

 

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We give you the flexibility to carve your degree based on your interests and career plan.

Initially, you’ll learn general aspects of teaching and learning, which you can continue with, or should you want to, you can take a pathway in Early Years Education or in special needs (SEND).

We offer a good grounding to prepare you for a range of educational settings and we’ll also support you with the statutory skills test if you need to take them.

All the theory you learn in lectures and seminars will be backed up practically in your work-based experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it’ll bolster your CV.

  • We are the top university in the North West for Employability - 9 out of 10 of our graduates go into employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020)
  • We have a strong partnership with schools and educational providers which has the potential to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects
  • Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well
  • Support throughout your studies from a personal tutor
  • Flexible nature of the course means you can carve your own course to suit your career path
  • Use your existing voluntary work or employment as a work placement
  • Work-based placements enhance your academic knowledge
  • Use of our educational facilities
  • Boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies
  • All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching

You’ll gain a good grounding in literacy and numeracy support, together with understanding development and behaviour for a career in a range of educational settings.

After successful completion of the course, we’ll support you in applying to postgraduate QTS programmes and teacher training opportunities if you wish to become a primary school teacher.

You’ll be based in Lancaster, living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular North West coastline and just an hour away from the Lake District National Park and big cities like Manchester. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.

News and Events

New term for tomorrow’s teachers

Posted: 11 Sep 2020

Aspiring teachers have started their studies with University of Cumbria. In line with latest coronavirus guidance, many of the mature students are enjoying face-to-face sessions with tutors on campus while the university’s annual induction programme for them has moved largely online Reflecting a national upturn, it comes as University of Cumbria has witnessed an increase of almost 14 per cent in the number of teacher training applications it has received so far this year.

Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

Posted: 22 Jul 2020

When student teachers in Lancashire were forced to cancel a key conference about inclusion that they had spent months planning they made sure their efforts to help others were not thwarted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, items and funds raised by University of Cumbria students on a four-year BA Hons Primary Education with QTS in Inclusion/SEND (special educational needs) course have been given to a local foodbank and disability swimming club.

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

Posted: 10 Jul 2020

"I have always wanted to work with young children and after having been turned down for a number of teaching assistant positions over the years I thought I would grab the bull by the horns and go for my PGCE, and I am really glad I have."

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