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University of Cumbria

Primary Education (3-11) with QTS

UCAS Code: X124

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,D-A,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits overall, 45 graded at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B-A,A,A,B

UCAS Tariff

104-128
81%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Primary teaching

Children require enthusiastic, passionate teachers who will encourage them to grow and learn. Does this sound like you? Then we're here to get you started on an exciting career as an early years/primary school teacher.During the course you'll explore how children learn between the ages of 3 and 11, youll learn about the curriculum, specialisms and pedagogy, so you can make a positive contribution to young children's lives.**Why Choose University of Cumbria**Well prepare you for working with primary and early years children in a variety of schools and other settings and will build your confidence so you can move with ease into your first teaching post.Yes, youll learn the theory, but work-based placements in schools sit at the heart of our course to equip you with first-hand experience to bolster your CV and prepare you for a rich and successful life in teaching.And, you can choose to study in either Lancaster, Carlisle or London.- You get qualified teacher status upon completion of your degree- We have a strong partnership with schools and educational providers to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects- Our students are highly-regarded by schools and employers- Study in small class groups, so we get to know you well- 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- Use of our educational facilities including our Early Years classroom- Opportunities to personalise your degree through a work-based placement, elective option, and a choice of specialism- Opportunity to do your placement abroad- Optional international trips each year bolster your organisational and planning skillsIf you dont have your statutory skills test before you come on the course, dont worry, we'll support you in taking the test with personalised sessions.So, for a degree to springboard your teaching career, this is the course for you.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Carlisle - Fusehill Street

Tower Hamlets

Lancaster

Department:

Institute of Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

80%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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