BA (Hons) Teaching and Learning

UCAS

Course code X30A

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Course code X30A

Key course details

Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Have a passion for supporting people in their learning? Keen to inspire, but not sure if teaching is the right path?

Well, our course is for you. 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.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We give you the flexibility to carve your degree based on your interests and career plan.

Initially, you’ll 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 educational settings and we’ll also support you with the statutory skills test if you need to take them.

All the theory you learn in lectures and seminars will be backed up practically in your work-based experience. Not only will this boost your confidence, but it’ll bolster your CV.

  • We have a strong partnership with schools and educational providers which has the potential to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects
  • Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well
  • Support throughout your 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

You’ll gain a good grounding in literacy and numeracy support, together with understanding development and behaviour for a career in a range of educational settings.

After successful completion of the course, we’ll support you in applying to postgraduate QTS programmes and teacher training opportunities if you wish to become a primary school teacher.

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

Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year.

Integrated Foundation Year

Graduate destinations

Graduates may progress to a range of careers in educational or training settings or to further training such as Primary Teaching, subject to achieving the necessary statutory requirements including the professional skills tests.   

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