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CPD for Teachers and Educators

Boost your skills through innovative teacher training and education CPD courses that will take your career to the next level.

Achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or the National Qualification for Special Needs Co-ordination (NASC); become BA, PGCE, or MA level qualified; or, carry out research in your field of Education.

There are many ways in which you can further your knowledge and your career as a teacher, mentor, educator, or trainer. Here at the University of Cumbria Institute of Education, we will help turn your career goals into a reality.

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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.

CPD FOR TEACHERS: QTS ROUTES

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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.

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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.

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BECOME PGCE, MA OR BA QUALIFIED

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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.

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CARRY OUT RESEARCH IN YOUR SPECIALISM

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LED Research Opportunities

The Institute of Education is home to the Learning, Education & Development Research Centre, a hub of cutting-edge research that focuses on supporting practitioners to develop research-informed practice and publish high-quality research that has an impact on policy and practice. LED works across early years, children’s workforce, Primary Schooling, Secondary Schooling, outdoor learning, youth work, further and Higher Education.

The development of research-lead innovation is at the heart of the Institute of Education. 
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