AT the University of Cumbria, we can’t offer you just one good reason why you should train as a teacher – we can offer you so many more!

From great job and career prospects, to the power to inspire a whole generation, there are very few careers in the world that offer the personal pride, reward and satisfaction teaching can offer.

Whether you are at the start of your working career, or thinking about retraining, if you are passionate about making a difference and effecting positive change in the world, then teaching is the career for you.

Have a look at our article 11 Reasons Why You Should Become a Teacher to discover some the benefits of being a teacher.

The Westmorland Gazette: Teaching is the career for you , if you are passionate about making a differenceTeaching is the career for you , if you are passionate about making a difference

If you already have a degree, you can train to become a qualified teacher in just one year through the University of Cumbria’s PGCE with Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) course. We offer five different specialisms and 14 different subjects.

On the PGCE programme, you will learn through hands-on placements working in real schools, complemented by lecturer time at the University or at one of the 27 School Direct Partnerships.

Funding is also available at different levels, and through different schemes, depending on what course and specialism you decide to do. Speak to us to find out what is best for you.

Why train to teach at the University of Cumbria?

  • Nine out of ten of our graduates are in work or further training within six months of graduating (DLHE 2018)
  • Our graduate employment rate is 97.8 per cent (DLHE 2018) and our graduates earn more than the average graduate within five years of graduating (LEO Report 2018)
  • We are one of the largest providers of teacher training in the UK and joint first in the UK for students completing their PGCE Secondary programme. In the last 10 years we have trained more than 10,000 new teachers.

The Westmorland Gazette: You can choose from five different specialisms and 14 different subjectsYou can choose from five different specialisms and 14 different subjects

We work with 27 School Partners in the North West and beyond, to provide hundreds of teacher training places in both primary and secondary schools. This means you can train remotely with one of our partners, knowing that we are one of the UK’s leading and biggest providers of teacher education and School Direct Partnerships.

The University of Cumbria has courses starting in January and September 2020, so if you are considering teaching as a career, we can help you get there.

Why not check out our PGCE courses, visit one of our Open Days, or talk to a member of our team about your options? You don’t have to go further, to go far.

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