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

Do you have a passion for enabling all children, whatever their background, to have full access to education? Motivated to help children overcome any barriers to learning that they may face? This unique and innovative course will equip you to become a confident and inspiring teacher with high expectations for all children. And, because the programme has QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) built-in, you can apply for a position as a teacher the minute you graduate.

The University of Warwick provides accreditation for the QTS element of this University of Cumbria programme.

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OFSTED Rated 'Good' 2023:

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Course Overview

Develop expertise in teaching children who face barriers to education with this unique specialism. One of the few QTS courses in the country to offer this area as a significant focus, the programme ensures that you develop the skills and knowledge to support the learning and development of all children, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Put your passion for social justice into practice by uplifting the achievement and opportunity of traditionally disadvantaged children, training to become a life-changing SEND/Inclusion specialist teacher.

On this course you will...

  • Spend at least 24 weeks in school placements, including specialist provision if you choose.
  • Develop confidence and expertise based on a comprehensive understanding of the latest developments in inclusive education.
  • Be supported by committed and friendly tutors.
  • Benefit from small group sizes.
  • Have the encouragement of a personal tutor, who will enable you to make the most of your time at university, and help you to overcome any challenges you may meet.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

This 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.

Our graduates are highly valued by teaching employers. You will learn specialist skills that make you an ideal candidate for any teaching post, not only in the UK, but across the world. Your degree will open-up options in special schools, further and higher education and related professions.


This course is structured to equip you to become an inspiring and dynamic teacher, delivering modules that lead you through curriculum teaching, key theoretical work and placement work.

Over the three years you will undertake a range of module, including:

  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning modules
  • Teaching and Learning in English modules
  • Teaching and Learning in Maths modules
  • Teaching and Learning in Phonics and early reading modules
  • Teaching and Learning in Foundation Subjects
  • Teaching and Leaning in SEND and Inclusion

The specialism includes modules that introduce key issues in SEND and Inclusion. You will study modules on the philosophy of SEND/Inclusion, barriers to learning, SEND policy and practice, inclusive teaching, and contextualised learning.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the above each year.

In your final year you will undertake a small-scale research project.

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An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

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