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General Primary with QTS (5-11) - Environmental and Experiential Learning

University of Cumbria

12 months
13250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Imagine helping children be the very best they can be from the very start of their school journey. The exciting and forward-thinking General Primary with QTS (5-11) - Environmental and Experiential Learning programme at University of Cumbria will help you do just that while raising children’s awareness of the world around them.

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This General Primary with QTS (5-11) - Environmental and Experiential Learning programme at the University of Cumbria  will teach you how to use the learning lens of the local environment as a way to explore concepts, themes and philosophies related to place-based experiential learning, whilst also developing the transferable teaching skills in this area of learning which will be useful to you wherever you might end up teaching.

We have designed this highly regarded programme to support your journey all the way from student through to achieving status as a newly-qualified teacher. You will gain all the knowledge of PGCE General Primary but with a pathway in environmental and experiential learning so that you can hone your pedagogy in this area and be able to help children to learn in motivating and innovative ways.

Learning through a mix of hands-on practical experience and theoretical understanding, you will learn how to work within the National Curriculum framework, and consider how this can be delivered in the context of children’s environment. You will learn to confidently devise and deliver interesting lessons to engage young minds across a broad spectrum of subjects in primary school.

Your Career with a PGCE Teaching Qualification

This course can lead to a fulfilling career as a primary teacher, with QTS built-in to enable you to go straight into work. Nine out of 10 of our graduates go into a professional teaching career or further education within 15 months of graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020), in fact, some of our students have a job secured through their placements before they even finish their degree. This makes the University of Cumbria the top university for employment after graduation in the North West and one of the top universities for employment in the UK.

As this is a PGCE, it also includes some work at Master's level, leading to 60 credits that can count towards an MA in Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Professional Understanding
  • Enhancing Professional Practice
  • Being a Teacher
  • Learning Teaching and Subject Knowledge
  • Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy
  • Cumbria Teacher of Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours.
  • Three GCSEs at minimum grade C/4 or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics).

  • A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study

  • The ability to discriminate key ideas and express arguments

  • All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced DBS clearance according to established university procedures

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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