Welcome to the Placement Unit

Aspirational training to achieve inspirational teachers with pupils’ learning and well-being at the heart of our partnership

 

Overview

The University of Cumbria is committed to offering learning opportunities that enhance the student experience, whilst recognising placement learning as being a core component of its programmes.

Placements are an integral part of the learning experience that enables students to apply theory to practice and develop core competencies and transferable skills. Through the support of qualified Mentors in a variety of placement settings across the North West of England and beyond.

Please use the links above for more informaiton regarding our Partnership and placement offers.

Why Work in Partnership with the University of Cumbria?

Our Partnership

We have been inspiring teachers through our training and professional development opportunities for over 100 years, beginning with our founding institutions, St Martin’s College in Lancaster and Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside. The Institute of Education works through a partnership that includes over 1000 early years, primary schools, and settings and over 250 secondary schools and other 11-19 settings. Our Partner Schools across the country help us to achieve further developments in education and provide a network of support for students. If you would like to become one of our partners, please visit our contact page to get in touch.

Become one of our Education Partners

For general partnership, enquiries please use the email contact for the relevant campus office below. These email accounts are monitored constantly and may provide a quicker response than contacting an individual staff member direct.

CampusContact
Carlisle, Lancaster and London 01228 279 289  / educationplacements@cumbria.ac.uk

Partnership News

Secondary News

For all the latest Secondary News plese click here.

Primary News

Autumn 2018  Newsletter

Summer 2018 Newsletter

UoC 2019/20 Newsletter

UoC 2020/21 Newsletter

UoC Summer 2021 Newsletter 

 

(Cumbria) System Leader’s network updates

The University of Cumbria IoE play a full role in supporting the CASL/LASL network throughout Cumbria.

We provide regular updates in relation to ITE & University news as found in the newsletters below.

 

(Cumbria) System Leader’s Network - Newsletter Feb 2020

(Cumbria) System Leader’s Network - Newsletter Nov 2020

(Cumbria) System Leader’s Network - Newsletter Feb 2021

(Cumbria) System Leader’s Network - Newsletter March/ April 2021

 

We are also able to collaborate on initiative and broker support for schools & settings throughout Cumbria.

Recent opportunities we have created are linked to teacher supply – utilising our Alumni networks & support of DfE teaching vacancies initiative to help fill vacancies that have arisen throughout school terms.

Placement Offers, Paperwork and Mentor Training

All ITE Programmes Leading to Qualified Teacher Status

Placement Offers

Thank you for working in partnership with the University of Cumbria once again during the course of this academic year. On this page you can access our online offers pack for the academic year 2021/22 for our Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Secondary programmes.  

Please click here to make and submit your offers for the academic year.

We hope that you find the system easy to use, and we look forward to your continued partnership in supporting the future generation of primary school teachers.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to discuss these with your University Partnership Tutor (UPT) or by contacting your local Placement Unit on the details below.

CampusContact Details
Carlisle, Lancaster and London 01228 279 289 / educationplacements@cumbria.ac.uk

Payments and Placement Dates 2020/21

By clicking on the links below, you can view our placement dates for the academic year 2020/21 and associated payments for all our programmes

Primary: Primary Placement Dates 2020/21

Seconday: Secondary Placement Dates 2020/21

Payments and Placement Dates 2021/22

By clicking on the links below, you can view our placement dates for the academic year 2021/22 and associated payments for all our programmes

Primary: School Placement Calendar 2021/22

Secondary: Secondary Placement Dates 2021/22

 

Non ITE Programmes - Education Studies and Teaching and Learning

Education Studies

This degree offers the opportunity for students to study Education in its widest sense.  Throughout the programme there are opportunities for the students to undertake placement experiences; these experiences are non-assessed and do not involve any paperwork for the settings, all that we ask is that you offer the opportunity for our students to experience the setting, explore answers to their questions and begin to apply their university learning to real-life situations.  Placements can be sourced in any educational setting, e.g. early years settings, primary schools, secondary schools, FE settings, HE settings, prisons, hospitals, museums, galleries, national trust settings, outdoor education settings, after-school/holiday programmes, sports clubs, youth clubs, community centres, SEND settings, Guides/Scouts groups or anywhere learners learn.

Full details can be downloaded here: Education Studies Information Booklet 2019.20

Teaching and Learning

This degree offers the opportunity for students to study Teaching and Learning in its widest sense, where it takes place and how it can be supported.  Throughout the programme there are opportunities for the students to undertake placement experiences; these experiences are non-assessed and do not involve any paperwork for the settings, all that we ask is that you offer the opportunity for our students to experience the setting, explore answers to their questions and begin to apply their university learning to real-life situations.  Placements can be sourced in any educational setting, e.g. early years settings, primary schools, secondary schools, FE settings, HE settings, prisons, hospitals, museums, galleries, national trust settings, outdoor education settings, after-school/holiday programmes, sports clubs, youth clubs, community centres, SEND settings, Guides/Scouts groups or anywhere that teaching and learning takes place and can be supported..

Full details can be downloaded here: Teaching and Learning Booklet 2019.20

Contacts

Kelly Powell (Lancaster) - kelly.powell@cumbria.ac.uk

Julie Percival (Carlisle) - Julie.percival@cumbria.ac.uk

Kamal Ahmed (London) - kamal.ahmed@cumbria.ac.uk

Placement Paperwork

For our most up to date policies, guidance and forms relating to the Primary Partnership, please visit our Information for our Primary or Secondary pages:

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Mentor Training

In addition to our school offers pack, schools can also use the mentor training link to apply for University based mentor training programmes.

Academic Year 2021/22

Mentor Training Dates: Dates for university-based sessions can be found Here

Mentor Training Application: Please click here to access our 2021/22 Mentor Training Application.

Further details on the University of Cumbria’s Mentor training programmes, including the Cumbria Mentor Qualifications can be found here

 

Partnership Agreement

Partnership Agreement

The continuing improvement of pupil attainment and the well-being of children are at the heart of this Partnership, and inform all aspects of the training of students to become qualified teachers.

The Partnership has a commitment to ensuring students are provided with the preparation which ensures that they evolve into good and outstanding professionals. This outcome is achieved through the distinctive roles and responsibilities across the partnership in both schools and the university. The close working relationship between University of Cumbria, University Partnership Tutors (UPT’s) and teachers provides an environment for the exchange of ideas that informs practice across the partnership.

Submitting placement offers will constitute your acceptance of our Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement. Further details and our full Partnership Agreement can be obtained here.

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