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WELCOME The University of Cumbria is at the leading edge of teacher education. We are the university of choice for people who want to begin a great teaching career or further their development working with children. Whether you are considering a career working with children, or you want to change your career path, we can provide the right course for you.

“Whether you are considering a career working with children, or you want to change your career path we can provide the right course for you.”

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When you visit us you will experience our friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We provide a firstclass education—including the highest academic standards and all the support services you need. Our recent Ofsted report highlighted the passion our trainees have for their chosen profession and praised our students ability to plan motivating lessons. We look forward to welcoming you, Best wishes, Dr Samantha Twiselton, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education.


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Top reasons for choosing us

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Proud heritage

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QTS degree Non QTS degree PGCE Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses Work and study

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REASONS FOR CHOOSING US: Working with children and young people is one of the most important and rewarding roles a person can aspire to. We will equip you for your career so you will have the opportunity to fulfil your own potential, whilst ensuring that the children and young people you work with fulfil theirs too. Whether it be teaching, working in the community or caring for young people, if you have a passion, we have the course for you.

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The university works in partnership with more than 1250 schools and other educational settings across Lancashire, Cumbria and the wider region. In London, the partnership includes schools in Newham,

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All those who work on education programmes at the university want to share their passion and extensive knowledge with you.

We offer all major routes to becoming a teacher —this means that if you have the potential to make a good teacher, we will find the right route for you. Read more on page 12.

Tower Hamlets and the wider South-East region. This means you have access to a wide and diverse range of professional experiences – all of which will help you get a job when you qualify in your chosen profession.


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In 2012 Ofsted recognised the passion which our trainees have for their chosen profession and the increasingly sharp way in which they reflect on the quality of their own learning and its impact on how well their pupils learn.

The commitment of schools to the partnership has resulted in trainees gaining a wide range of experience in schools, which has prepared them successfully for employment in very small rural or large schools.

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We have a national reputation, for innovation in inital teacher education.

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A number of schools in Cumbria and Lancashire have a teaching staff entirely made up of people who trained at the University of Cumbria.

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We have developed our MA so it can be studied from anywhere in the world as it can all be done online.

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PROUD HERITAGE Formed in 2007, we are proud of our heritage of providing teacher education and feel it’s important that our students understand where we’ve come from. One of the institutions that formed the University of Cumbria was St Martin’s College which was founded in Lancaster by the Church of England to train teachers. It opened in 1964 with 89 students. The College’s gradual growth accelerated rapidly in 1996 when it acquired Charlotte Mason College and again in 1998 when a new campus was opened in Carlisle. Collaboration with Tower Hamlets and other London boroughs facilitated the establishment of a site in East London with a mission to provide teacher training opportunities for local communities.

Clockwise from Left: Fusehill street Carlisle. The Keep Lancaster, Main College building Lancaster. The first students and staff of St Martin’s College - 1964. Teaching Students studying at our London Tower Hamlets site.

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OUR CAMPUSES AND SITES Our teaching and education courses are delivered in Carlisle, Lancaster and London. Carlisle

There are many hidden gems in this city ready to be discovered, including its historic centre and beautiful countryside outside the city boundaries. Carlisle has an excellent array of shops and independent stores as well as an abundance of places to eat and drink. With the Lake District only half an hour away and fast links to the rest of the country via the M6 and West Coast Main Line railway it’s easy to get to Newcastle, Manchester or Glasgow. Our Fusehill Street campus is just a 10-minute walk from the railway or bus station and contains a great range of facilities including our Students’ Union, library, halls of residence, sports centre and a Learning Gateway building, all set in a mixture of characterful Victorian and modern buildings.

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Left page top to bottom: Carlisle Cathedral, The Learning Gateway, Carlisle, Fusehill Street and students in Carlisle. Right page top to bottom: Lancaster city, Tower Hamlets, London (inset) and The Keep, Lancaster campus.


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Lancaster

A city with two universities and a large student population makes Lancaster a welcoming, vibrant place with a thriving arts and music scene. With excellent transport links, Lancaster is easy to reach and our campus is only a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Campus facilities and services are extensive including halls of residence, a sports centre and the Students’ Union. Great food and drink are readily available, including our restaurant The View which comes with panoramic views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. Williamson Park is also close to campus and a perfect place to revise or just chill-out on a sunny day. Lancaster—a great student city with lots going on! London

Our London site is located in Tower Hamlets, the host borough of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and is wholly focused on initial teacher training and postqualification teacher training. It’s easy to get to, being just a few minutes walk from Mile End Tube station. Students have access to Tower Hamlets schools library services as well as e-resources 24/7 and the use of our online, collaborative learning platform, Blackboard. Close by, you can take time out in Mile End Park, enjoy fine art in the Mile End Art Pavilion, and take in the Georgian splendour of Tredegar Square with well-preserved central gardens.

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COME AND VISIT US AT AN OPEN DAY.

Meeting us in person helps you to get a real feel for what we are all about. We know you will like what you see. Book on to an open day to find out more.

Call us on 0845 6061144, visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/opendays

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PLACEMENTS The Faculty of Education has partnerships with over 1000 early years and primary schools and over 250 secondary schools and other 11-19 institutions. This partnership supports the faculty’s early-years, primary and secondary initial teacher education programmes as well as its foundation and masters degree programmes and its professional development, research and enterprise initiatives. Depending on the programme, students can find themselves studying in partner schools and institutions in the north west England, London or in another part of England where relevant distant placement arrangements allow it. Students can organise placements abroad with university support, and we have agreements in place with a number of institutions in European countries and in the USA.

“The partnership between Wreay School and the University of Cumbria has enabled all staff to develop their coaching skills and professional practice. This has enhanced the teaching and learning at school which supported our ‘Outstanding ‘judgement in our most recent Ofsted inspection.” Claire Render Headteacher Wreay School

CUMBRIA TEACHER University of Cumbria trained teachers can be found teaching throughout the UK and in many countries overseas. Many University of Cumbria Teachers return to study with us through our online MA in Education. As they gain experience many Cumbria Teachers become mentors to our student teachers during placements. When Cumbria Teachers take up roles as CPD coordinators or become head teachers they work with the Faculty of Education on professional development, school improvement and action research projects.

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If you have the passion and the potential, we make it possible for you to become a first-class teacher. We have many routes for you to choose from and many of our courses lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Alternatively you may wish to develop your career with a PGCE course.

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Traditional route – the main undergraduate route into primary teaching, this route will involve practical time in school as well as studying at university. If you are sure you want to be a primary or early years teacher this route is perfect for you.

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NON QTS D EGR EE

If you are not 100% sure about which age range you want to teach, then we would recommend you take a non QTS degree, allowing you more time to decide and then go on to study a PGCE after graduating.

If you decide after gaining your undergraduate degree in another subject that teaching is something you wish to pursue as a career, we have the route for you.

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If you don’t have a degree and need to be able to work while you study, we have courses that can enable you to do this and still develop your career further.

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The main undergraduate route into primary teaching, this route will involve practical time in school as well as studying at university. If you are sure you want to be a primary teacher this route is perfect for you. The following courses are part of this route;

BA (Hons)

Early Years Education with QTS (3–7 year old) Suitable for those wishing to teach children aged 3–7, there is a strong emphasis on child development as well as covering all curriculum areas suitable for this age group. You are encouraged to gain creativity and teamwork skills in order to develop young children’s thinking. You will engage successfully in school-based learning experiences. Entry points 280 Duration Three years full-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster

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Primary Education with Advanced Specialism in Inclusion/Special Education Needs with QTS (5-11 year old) This course gives you a deep insight into how children learn and the implications of this for classroom practice. In the final year students have the opportunity for additional master’s level study. Options include: assessment and legislation, communication, sensory and physical, behavioural, emotional and social duty. Entry points 280 Duration Four years full-time Campus Lancaster

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Primary Education with QTS* As a teacher, you want to make positive contributions to the lives of young children. We will prepare you to work as a teacher with children across the various age phases, in a variety of schools and settings. This will allow you to develop into an excellent teacher and equip you with the confidence required to take up your first teaching post. Entry points 280 Duration Three years full-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster and Tower Hamlets, London

“The teaching placements have been the best part of my experience so far, particularly those where pupils and staff have accepted me as a teacher as opposed to a student. I always make the most of the experiences and I have been lucky to have been placed in schools where I have been allowed freedom and developed a sense of ownership within a class.” Suzie Barrett BA (Hons) Primary Education QTS

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Primary Education with QTS (5-11 year old) By choosing to study primary education in our friendly and supportive environment, you will give yourself a great opportunity to develop the skills, experience and understanding you need. Your training will enable you to make a positive contribution to the lives of children in your care. Practical experience in a range of primary classrooms is a significant element of this. You will also study a specialist theme. Entry points 280 Duration Three years full-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster and Tower Hamlets, London

“I developed from having an initial general interest in education, to having real enthusiasm and enjoyment about my area of education the early years� Joseph Denham Early years Education with QTS

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Our students Cheryl McLeman, Nick Johns and Sarah Cowell all studying BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (5-11 year old)

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If you are not 100% sure about which age range you want to teach, then we would recommend you take a non QTS degree, allowing you more time to decide and then go on to study a PGCE after graduating.

We have a wide range of non QTS degree courses which would be suitable as a grounding before studying a PGCE. One course in particular which would help when considering a teaching career is our Working with Children and Families course shown here:

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Working with Children and Families This new degree covers a wide range of issues affecting children and families in today’s society. Generic modules provide a secure grounding in issues for all professionals working in multi-agency contexts with children and their carers. Pathway specific modules for Early Childhood Studies cover issues such as setting up stimulating learning environments and features of inclusive practice in the early years. Pathway specific modules for Children, Young People and Family Studies provide a good stepping stone to a range of professions. Entry points 200 Duration Three years full-time / six years part-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster

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If you decide after gaining your undergraduate degree in another subject that teaching is something you wish to pursue as a career, we have the route for you.

We have a range of intensive Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses preparing you to teach Early Years, Primary or Secondary pupils. You will spend at least 24 weeks in school and with Masters level study included you will leave university prepared to hit the ground running in your new career.

“I was aware that the PGCE at University of Cumbria was a successful course and it would provide me with the perfect qualification for getting a job at the end of the year. The course provides increased opportunities for working in schools with a range of different placements and it is this working within a school environment that I thoroughly enjoy.� Jordan Whinn PGCE General Primary

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S CH OO L D I R EC T School Direct is a new government initiative whereby graduates can train as teachers spending their entire course in a school with the prospect of a job at the end of their training. Schools offering School Direct will work closely with their university partner to deliver a high-quality teacher education. Graduates selected for School Direct will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) leading to qualified teacher status on successful completion of their School Direct training. We are working with 18 school partnerships nationwide and are providing over 300 School Direct places in both primary and secondary schools. Partnerships bring together practitioner and academic expertise to create critically reflective professionals who will be the next generation of outstanding teachers. The success of our PGCE is underpinned by both an academic teaching philosophy and skills and practice of real school based learning. This learning process allows students to develop their teaching skills and reflect on the impact they make on pupils, the school and the community.

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PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3 to 7 year old)

PGCE General Primary with QTS - French specialism

Develops your knowledge and understanding of the age range. Modules cover Child Development, the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1. Duration one year full-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster, School Direct

As a member of the primary PGCE programme, you study the same modules as the other Key Stage 1 and 2 students, and in addition, our French tutors aim to develop your confidence and competence to be a subject leader in modern foreign languages Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 to 11 year old)

PGCE Primary Distributed Learning Programme

This course will allow you to acquire knowledge and skills from covering subjects of the primary Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum as well as cross-curricular learning and teaching. You will spend 24 weeks in a variety of schools and settings, providing you with a wealth of diverse classroom experience to take with you as you embark on your career as a primary or Key Stage 1 teacher. Duration one year full-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster, London, Tower Hamlets, School Direct

This flexible course caters for people with different personal circumstances and experience and we offer different study routes to match your needs and requirements. This is suitable for you if you cannot commit to full-time study but can work independently. Duration one - five terms distance learning Campus Lancaster

“Distributed learning has worked tremendously well for me. I am a busy mother with 5 children. Distributed learning allows me to maintain study and manage a busy home, life balance.� Lesley Sym PGCE Primary Distributed Learning

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PGCE Secondary with QTS Art and Design

PGCE Secondary with QTS Mathematics

This comprehensive programme offers excellent opportunities to develop your subject knowledge so you are really well prepared for a career in art and design teaching. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

This PGCE is designed to develop your confidence in mathematics along with your ability to help young learners understand and appreciate the subject, whilst enhancing your own appreciation of its value. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

PGCE Secondary with QTS Design and Technology This course offers the opportunity to specialise in product design, resistant materials, food or textiles and provides training in other areas so that you emerge as an enthusiastic and committed professional. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

PGCE Secondary with QTS Computer Science If you have expertise in, and enthusiasm for ICT, this course develops your skills to creatively educate and prepare you for the future. We focus on the relationship between teaching and learning and promote the use of ICT to enhance the teaching of other subjects. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

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Secondary PGCE with QTS Modern Foreign Languages Rated as one of the top departments in the UK for PGCE Modern Foreign Languages. We have an international reputation for our successful, multi-sensory approach, our innovative methodology in developing pupil language and our teaching of grammar. There are three options to choose from: PGCE - French, German, Spanish, Italian or a combination of these (Italian must be combined with another language) Master FLE (European Masters Degree in French as a Foreign Language) and PGCE French. Master ELE (European Masters Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language) and PGCE Spanish. Duration one year full-time Campus Tower Hamlets, London,

PGCE Secondary with QTS Physical Education If you have a genuine desire to teach, a commitment and enthusiasm for working with adolescents and a love of physical education and school sport, we look forward to working with you. This course can lead to a fulfilling career as a high school physical education teacher. With qualified teacher status built in, you’ll be able to apply for a position in secondary school immediately after graduation. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

PGCE Secondary with QTS Religious Education We have a strong partnership with schools, church and the community and you will be given the skills so that you become an innovative professional, able to make a valuable contribution to the development of the subject. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

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PGCE Secondary with QTS Music Making use of and developing your music skills, you explore teaching methods in all areas across Key Stages which span ages 11 to 18, and you will learn how to nurture diverse musical talents, abilities and cultures. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct

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PGCE Secondary with QTS Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) We’ll teach you a range of strategies that will enable you to share your ideas with pupils, while maintaining their interest and enthusiasm. You will be given opportunities to carry out research into the aspects of science that interests you. Duration one year full-time Campus Lancaster, School Direct


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“One year’s hard work at university has provided me with a lifelong qualification which qualifies me to teach which is ultimately all I want to do. It has also boosted my confidence and communication skills, due to working with a wide range of professionals. It has also provided me with other skills which I will take forward to a more successful life.” Jordan Whinn PGCE General Primary

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For students who don’t have 50% of the subject requirement within their undergraduate degree we have courses to enhance subject knowledge, which are SKE courses. Available for a duration of 28 or 36 weeks according to need, the TA funded courses at our Lancaster campus are; • Mathematics • Chemistry • Physics

“We have excellent tutors, delivering a well thought out, relevant package of subject knowledge interwoven with guidance and advice relating to the PGCE and future teaching.” Steve Marpole SKE Secondary Physics

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If you don’t have a degree and need to work while you study, we have courses that enable you to do this.

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Teaching and Learning Support This is a work-based qualification suitable if you work in primary, secondary and special schools, and other educational settings such as FE colleges. It leads to the FdA, and many students top up to a BA (Hons) or a BSc (Hons) with QTS afterwards. The content is directly relevant to the teaching and learning support role and includes modules on behaviour management, inclusion and pastoral care. With your workplace used for placements and some assessments, you continue to earn as you learn. Points (not applicable—see website) Duration Three years part-time Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street, Lancaster and

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Bridge to BA QTS Our bridge course is a thorough preparation for your arrival onto a teacher education programme. It equips the student for a successful career in a challenging but rewarding profession. The Bridge is designed to enable graduates of the foundation degree in Teaching and Learning Support to progress to the final year (full-time) of the 3 Year BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS, although progression to QTS is subject to successful interview and available places. Points (see website) Duration short course Campus Carlisle, Fusehill Street,

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FEES We charge ÂŁ9,000* per year tuition fees for our Teaching Agency funded undergraduate and PGCE initial teacher training courses. PGCE Primary Distributed Learning will cost from ÂŁ1,800 per term. For information about our bursaries and range of scholarships available see our website for further information and how to apply www.cumbria.ac.uk/finance

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APPLYING TO THE UNIVERSITY To apply for undergraduate courses please apply via UCAS. Their website www.ucas.com provides all the information you need about universities, courses, locations, entry requirements and financial support For post graduate courses please apply via the GTTR www.gttr.ac.uk Any other courses please apply directly to us at the university. For more information please visit our website www.cumbria.ac.uk or call 0845 606 1144

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Please check our website www.cumbria.a.c.uk for details.

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THE SMALL PRINT Call us on 0845 6061144 Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/enquiries Email enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk The university will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to provide educational services in the manner set out in the prospectus and particularly for those set out in further documents. It does not however guarantee provision of such services. This edition of the University of Cumbria’s Routes Into Teaching booklet describes the facilities and courses which the university intends to offer during the academic year commencing autumn 2013. However the university reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify in any way necessary the details contained herein, without notice. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in the prospectus is correct, no responsibility can be taken for inaccuracies. Should industrial action or circumstances beyond the control of the university interfere with its ability to provide educational services, the university undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services.

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Should you become a student at the university you will receive further documents describing teaching assessment and other educational services. Should you become a student at the university, this notice shall constitute a term of any contract between you and the university. Any offer of a place made to you by the university is made on the basis that in accepting such an offer, you signify your consent to the incorporation of this notice as a term of any such contract. Should you enrol at the university you are personally liable for prompt payment of your tuition and other fees in line with the university payment timetable. If you have outstanding debts, you will not be permitted to re-enrol at the university in future years. If you are in your final year of study you will not receive your certificate or formal transcript, or be allowed to graduate until your tuition fee debts are settled. All prices quoted may be subject to change.


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