This programme includes a foundation year that prepares the student for entry to level 4. This includes study skills, an introduction to social sciences, and education in society. Have a passion for helping people from children to adults learn? Keen to inspire by teaching in schools, higher education, prisons or even museums? 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 choose pathways in Early Years Education or in SEND – should you wish. But, we also offer a good grounding if you want to progress into primary teaching and support you with the statutory skills test that you will require to make the step into it. Placements sit at the heart of our course, with one each year, 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. - We have a strong partnership with schools and educational providers which has the potential to help you secure placements and enhance your job prospects - You’ll study in small class groups, so we get to know you well - Your personal tutor will support and guide you through your studies - Flexible nature of the course means you can carve your own course to suit your career path - Work-based placements enhance your academic knowledge and boost your employability - Use of our educational facilities – including our mock Early Years classroom - You’ll boost your professional and employability skills throughout your studies - Opportunity for additional work placements alongside your course, such as helping with after school clubs or working within an educational role in a museum during holidays to enhance your studies and boost your CV - All tutors have a wealth of experience in teaching and have good links with local schools - After successful completion, we’ll support you in applying to postgraduate QTS programmes and teacher training opportunities if you wish to become a primary school teacher And, you’ll be 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. You’ll learn about curriculums and how to support children’s literacy and numeracy, understand their development and behaviour, plus pastoral care. But because your employability is important to us, we ensure professional, hands-on practice is rooted into your course.