BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11): Inclusion with SEND with QTS

Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted)


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Course code X360

Key course details

Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

If you believe that all children have the right to be taught by an inspirational, knowledgeable, creative and caring teacher, then this is the course for you.

Our course covers all aspects of inclusion and social justice but the main focus is on teaching those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

It will prepare you to be a reflective, effective teacher, able to meet the learning needs of pupils in the Primary age range, including those who experience barriers in their learning.

Placement testimonial for 2017/18 students

 “My placement was chosen with careful consideration of my needs by my University Partnership Tutor. I was placed in a school that gave me confidence and allowed me to show my full potential” BA (Hons) Primary Education: Inclusion with SEND (With QTS) Student (Lancaster Campus)

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Why Choose University of Cumbria

The Inclusion with SEND specialism is a unique programme that will challenge you to consider and debate key issues in education as well as enabling you to become a first class teacher.

Placements sit at the heart of our course, so all the theory you learn in seminars will be backed up by work-based experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it’ll bolster your CV.

  • Your personal tutor will support and guide you through your studies
  • All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching and have good links with local schools
  • Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well
  • Placement opportunities in mainstream primary schools, early years settings, and even international placements, to give you work-based experience to boost you CV
  • We have strong partnerships with schools and educational providers, which has the potential to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects
  • In your final year, you'll be able to complete 60 credits, equivalent to a Post Graduate Certificate, at Master’s level, putting you in the perfect position to complete a Master’s degree in the early years of your teaching career.

You’ll be living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular North West coastline, within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.

For a course that’ll springboard your teaching career helping the learning needs of pupils, this course is for you.

Course study options

This course is also available without the specialism in SEND.

Primary Education (3-11) with QTS

Graduate destinations

Our graduates are highly valued by teaching employers, especially those with strengths in helping learners with SEN. Your specialist skills will make you an ideal candidate for any teaching post, not only in the UK but across the world - we have graduates who have gone on to teach in Poland and Qatar.

Your degree will not confine you to mainstream school teaching. The knowledge you gain will open up options in special schools, further and higher education and in related professions. Your skills will be useful for any career, as you will gain key employability skills in team working, problem solving, communication and organisation.

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