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Why study with us?

If you’re passionate about working with young children and want a career in teacher training, this course is an excellent choice. As a teacher, you will have the opportunity to shape future generations by making a positive contribution to the lives of young children.

Early Years Education teacher training prepares you to work as a teacher with children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (3–7 years old). You will also be able to teach at upper primary level. The course will help you develop your teaching and professional skills so that the children you work with will enjoy and achieve in their learning, feel safe and healthy and learn the life skills they need to play a positive and active part in their communities.

The University of Cumbria is one of the largest trainers of school teachers in the country and has a reputation for being one of the best, so you can rest assured that you will receive all the tools needed for a fulfilling career as an early years or nursery school teacher.

What can this course lead to?

This course can lead to a successful career as an early years teacher in a modern nursery, primary school or children’s centre. You can also use it to become an upper primary teacher. Wherever you live, there is work for teachers who have knowledge of the youngest children. You are also encouraged to become a lifelong learner and engage with additional qualifications that are available to graduates who work with children.

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 Early Years Education.


Home and EU students: £9,000 per academic year

International students: £10,500 per academic year

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