Welcome to the University of Cumbria Institute of Education. The Institute is at the forefront of developing education professionals for the 21st century. We run a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for those interested in education, teacher training and ongoing professional development.
We have been inspiring teachers through our training and professional development opportunities for over 100 years, beginning with our founding institutions of St Martin’s College, Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside.
We are proud to be 3rd in the country for PGCE programme completion*
*NCTL HEI performance profiles. 96% completion rate on PGCE Secondary programmes and 93% completion rate on PGCE Primary programmes, for 2014/15 students combined across campus and school-based provision.
The Institute of Education now works with a diverse range of education providers to bring about positive change through grounded professional inquiry and research, developing confident and competent leaders who can act as a catalyst for a better education experience for everyone. This engagement is based on five 5 key principles of Collaboration, Lifelong Learning, Inquiry, Impact and Innovation.
Our key aim is to develop aspirational educational professionals who have a positive impact on learning. We support students to achieve their best, thereby becoming inspirational educators for future generations of learners.