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Looking to boost your skills as an educator? Contact our CPD team to discuss your career development at the University of Cumbria.
Why Choose Cumbria
We have helped over 10,000 students qualify as teachers over the last 10 years.
We consider Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL), allowing you to upgrade your qualifications using M-level credits within 5 years of study.
9 out of 10 of our graduates go into a job or further study 15 months after graduating (HESA, 2020). This makes the University of Cumbria one of the best in the UK for graduate prospects.
STAY FOCUSED. GO FAR.
I definitely made the right decision in my choice of university and course, the seminars were very interactive and practical. I want to continue helping children feel happy, safe and to never stop being curious. Also, I want to share my passion and experiences with future educators. Thank you University of Cumbria for fulfilling my dream and giving me this fantastic career.
Army Reservist, outdoor instructor for disadvantaged youth in America and TESOL teacher in South Korea who returned to Lancashire to retrain and become a teacher.
QTS DIRECT ASSESSMENT ONLY ROUTE
Gain your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) whilst teaching in your current school. This course is ideal for experienced unqualified teachers in maintained or independent schools, or people who already hold a PGCE but are not QTS qualified.Explore Course Details
NATIONAL AWARD FOR SEN COORDINATION (NASC)
An NASC professional qualification enables new and experienced SEN Coordinators (SENCos) to enhance a school’s provision and outcome for all children, especially children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
It is a requirement that all schools have an appointed qualified SENCo, to increase opportunities, access to learning, and equality for all pupils, especially aiming at SEN inclusion.
ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR LEARNING (APL) & MASTER CREDITS
APL can allow you to redeem masters or academic credits achieved in previous courses or work/ life experiences. If you have undertaken top-up or module courses or received training in-house at work, for example, this could count towards an academic qualification as long as they are relevant to your course of study at the University of Cumbria.Find out more