BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning (top-up)

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Course code X30C

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Course code X30C

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Duration Full-time, 1 Year, Part-time, 2 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Do you have a passion for supporting others in their learning? Are you keen to inspire others but not sure if teaching is the right path? Well, our course is for you. If you already have a relevant teaching and learning foundation degree, DipHE or HND, you can complete just one year of studying for this top-up degree to achieve a full degree-level qualification in teaching and learning.

We have designed our programme so you can study aspects of teaching and learning, from pre-school to higher education, without committing to becoming a teacher and keeping your career options open. We give you the flexibility to carve your top-up degree based on your interests and career plan. Initially, you will learn general aspects of teaching and learning, which you can continue with, or should you want to, you can take a pathway in Early Years education or in Special Needs (SEND).

We offer a good grounding to prepare you for a range of education settings and we will also support you with the statutory skills tests if you need to take them.

Why choose the University of Cumbria?

  • All the theory you learn in lecutres and seminars will be backed up practically in your work-based experience to boost your confidence and bolster your CV
  • Our strong partnership with educational providers can help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects
  • Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well
  • Support throughout you studies from a personal tutor
  • Flexible nature of the course means you can carve your own course to suit your career path
  • Use your existing voluntary work or employment as a work placement
  • Work-based placements enhance your academic knowledge
  • Use of our educational facilities
  • Boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies
  • All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching

Graduate destinations

On completion of this course, we will support you in applying to postgraduate QTS skills tests if you wish to progress to a primary PGCE following the course. Alternatively, you may wish to use your qualification to become a teaching assistant, or work in SEN or alternative settings such as prison, museums or heritage environments.

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Student special educational needs teachers help others Covid19 pandemic

Posted: 22 Jul 2020

When student teachers in Lancashire were forced to cancel a key conference about inclusion that they had spent months planning they made sure their efforts to help others were not thwarted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, items and funds raised by University of Cumbria students on a four-year BA Hons Primary Education with QTS in Inclusion/SEND (special educational needs) course have been given to a local foodbank and disability swimming club.

There’s never been a better time to train to teach

Posted: 13 Jul 2020

According to a new report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) the number of unfilled teaching posts in secondary schools has risen again. Whilst this is concerning for the sector, it suggests a buoyant job market for those entering secondary teaching as a profession.

Student Story: How and Why I Changed Career to Becoming a Teacher

Posted: 10 Jul 2020

"I have always wanted to work with young children and after having been turned down for a number of teaching assistant positions over the years I thought I would grab the bull by the horns and go for my PGCE, and I am really glad I have."

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Sat 26 Sep 2020

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.

PGCE Open Day

Sat 7 Nov 2020

There are many fantastic reasons to embark on one of our postgraduate courses, whether it’s to give yourself that extra advantage when applying for jobs, progress your current career or even if you just love your chosen subject and want to explore it further.