University of Cumbria School Offer Pack 2023-24

In order to plan ahead for the new academic year, it would be appreciated if 2023/24 placement offers are submitted to the University by the end of the school year. Once all offers are received, the University aims to send confirmation of your offer(s) by the end of the Summer Term. Dates can be varied to take into account differing school holidays. Please speak with your University Partnership Tutor (UPT) or the Placement Unit on: educationplacements@cumbria.ac.uk

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Primary Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes:

The University of Cumbria Early Years and Primary Partnership facilitates 3 phases of placement on each of its Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. To maximise learning at different phases, students can be allocated individually or in pairs for Beginning Placements; individually or in pairs for the Developing Placements; and individually on Extending Placements.

When completing the Offer Pack please indicate the number of students you can accommodate with an indication of the Key Stage and year groups (if possible) in which the students would be working. We will use your responses to allocate our trainees to schools and settings. Unfortunately,  not all offers may be used as they are dependent on our student numbers, location, transport needs and key stage requirements. The university aims to provide a minimum of 25 working days notice prior to the placement starting.

View our Primary Placement Calendar

Secondary Postgraduate Programme:

The University of Cumbria facilitates 2 phases (Initial and Sustained) on its Secondary Initial Teacher Education programme.

When completing the Offer Pack please indicate the number of students you can accommodate across subject areas. We will use your responses to allocate our trainees to schools and settings. Unfortunately,  not all offers may be used as they are dependent on our student numbers, location, transport needs and key stage requirements. The university aims to provide a minimum of 25 working days notice prior to the placement starting.

View our Secondary Placement Calendar

Queries and Privacy Notice:

Any queries about completing the form in the first instance should be directed to your University Partnership Tutor (UPT). Alternatively, you can contact the Placement Unit on: educationplacements@cumbria.ac.uk

The information collected on this form will be processed by the University in accordance with the terms and conditions of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR). The University will only disclose this information to members of staff who need to know it for work purposes and will be retained in accordance with the University’s record retention policies.

University of Cumbria School Offer Pack 2023-24

In order to plan ahead for the new academic year, it would be appreciated if 2023/24 placement offers are submitted to the University by the 23rd June 2023 for Primary based school and the 2nd June 2023 for Secondary based schools. Once all offers are received, the University aims to send confirmation of your offer(s) by the end of the Summer Term.

Dates can be varied to take into account differing school holidays. Please speak with your University Partnership Tutor (UPT) or the Placement Unit on: educationplacements@cumbria.ac.uk

School Address:*

(this will also be the address we use to send your confirmation email)

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University of Cumbria School Offer Pack 2023-24


In order to plan ahead for the new academic year, it would be appreciated if 2023/24 placement offers are submitted to the University by the 23rd June 2023. Once the Offer Pack is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a pdf copy of your offers to keep for your records.

Dates can be varied to take into account differing school holidays. Please speak with your University Partnership Tutor (UPT) or the Placement Unit on: educationplacements@cumbria.ac.uk

Please select your offer type
Please select your offer type

BA (Hons) Primary Education (3 - 11 Years) with QTS Degree Programmes


BA (Hons) Primary Education (3-11 Years) with QTS (3 Year Degree): Year 1

Beginning Placement Year 1 - Combined Payment £360 Per Student (9 Weeks; 43 days) – Paired or Individual: 

Phase 1: £80 Per Student (2 Weeks; 10 Days): 20th November – 1st December 2023

Phase 2: £280 Per Student (7 Weeks; 33 Days): 7th May – 27th June 2024 (4th July for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)

Example: 2 Trainees
Example: 1 x R - Y2 and 1 x Year 6
Example: Small class of 12 in mixed KS class R/Y1/Y2 and 14 children in Year 6

BA (Hons) Primary Education (3-11 Years) with QTS (3 Year Degree): Year 2

Developing Placement Year 2 - £240 Per Student (6 Weeks; 30 Days) - Paired or Individual:

Visit (5 days): 5th – 9th February Block (25 days): 19th February – 22nd March 2024

Example: 2 Trainees
Example: 1 x Year 1 and 1 x Year 6
Example: Small class of 12 in mixed KS class R/Y1/Y2 and 14 children in Year 6

BA (Hons) Primary Education (3-11 Years) with QTS (3 Year Degree): Year 3

Extending Placement Year 3 – Combined Payment £520 Per Student (13 Weeks; 65 Days) - Individual:

Orientation Days* - £80 Per Student (2 Weeks; 10 days): 9th October – 20th October 2023

Extending Placement - £440 Per Student (11 Weeks; 53 days): Visit (5 days): 11th - 15th March Block (48 days): 18th March - 14th June 2024
(21st June for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)

*3 Year Degree - Orientation Days: 

This 2-week orientation placement (9th October – 20th October 2023) will occur (wherever possible) in the school and key stage linked to the summer assessed 11-week placement. The 2 weeks will not be formally assessed and will not require any paperwork to be completed by mentors. Students considering Learning in Harmony Trust placements (NE students in London) for their extending phase will not return during the spring/summer term to their orientation school/setting. Students/Partners may well wish to build on this 2-week introduction and extend visits throughout the year (No formal requirement)

Example: 2 Trainees
Example: 1 x Year 1 and 1 x Year 6
Example: Small class of 12 in mixed KS class R/Y1/Y2 and 14 children in Year 6

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree)


Students following the 4 year degree programme are UNABLE to complete a placement in Foundation Stage (EYFS) Setting - Due to the small cohort size, we are not always able to guarantee a student to your placement offer. 

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 1

Beginning Placement Year 1 - Combined Payment £360 Per Student (9 Weeks; 44 days) – Paired or Individual: 

Phase 1: £120 Per Student (3 Week; 15 Days): 13th November – 1st December 2023

Phase 2: £240 Per Student (6 Week; 29 Days): 13th May – 27th June, 2024 (4th July for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)

Example: 1 x Trainee
Example: Year 1 / 2 Class Mixed
Example: 10 Children in Year 1 and 12 Children in Year 2

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 2

Developing Placement Year 2 - £280 Per Student (7 Weeks; 33 Days) – Paired or Individual:

Visit (4 days): 16th April - 19th April Block (29 days): 22nd April - 7th June 2024 (14th June for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)

Example: 1 x Trainee
Example: Year 1 / 2 Class Mixed
Example:10 Children in Year 1 and 12 Children in Year 2

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 3

Developing Placement Year 3 - £240 Per Student (6 Weeks; 30 Days) - Paired or Individual

Visit (5 days): 8th January - 12th January Block (25 days): 15th January 23rd February 2024 (16th February for schools on Half Term between 19th-23rd February 2024)

Example: 1 x Trainee
Example: Year 1 / 2 Class Mixed
Example: 10 Children in Year 1 and 12 Children in Year 2

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 4

Extending Placement Year 4 - £440 Per Student (11 Weeks; 54 Days) Individual

Visit (5 days): 8th January - 12th January Block (49 days): 15th January - 28th March 2024

Example: 1 x Trainee
Example: Year 1 / 2 Class Mixed
Example: 10 Children in Year 1 and 12 Children in Year 2

In addition to the above offers we would also like to offer placement for PGCE Students - Lancaster

In addition to the above offers we would also like to offer placement for PGCE Students - Carlisle and London

PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3 - 7 Years) and PGCE General Primary with QTS (5 - 11 Years) September Intake


PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3-7 Years) and PGCE General Primary with QTS (5-11 Years) - Beginning Placement

Beginning Placement- £300 Per Student (8 SEL Days +30 days (6 weeks))
SEL Days (8 days; 2 days per week Wednesday and Thursday) 27th, 28th September, 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th & 18th & 19th October 2023
Placement Block: 30th October – 8th December 2023
Example: 3 Trainees
Example: 1 x Year 1, 1x Year 4 and 1 x Year 6
Example: Class of 12 in Y1. Student must be able to attend residential in Y6

PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3-7 Years) and PGCE General Primary with QTS (5-11 Years) - Developing Placement

Developing Placement - £290 Per Student (6 SEL Days + 30 days (6weeks))

SEL Days (6 days; 2 days per week Wednesday and Thursday): 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th January 2024

Placement Block: 29th January – 15th March 2024

Example: 3 Trainees
Example: 1 x Year 1, 1x Year 4 and 1 x Year 6
Example: Class of 12 in Y1. Student must be able to attend residential in Y6

PGCE Lower Primary with QTS (3-7 Years) and PGCE General Primary with QTS (5-11 Years) - Extending Placement

Extending Placement - £400 Per Student (10 Weeks; 49 days)
Visit (5 days): 22nd April – 26th April 2024
Block (44 days): 29th April – 5th July 2024 (12th July for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)
Example: 3 Trainees
Example: 1 x Year 1, 1x Year 4 and 1 x Year 6
Example: Class of 12 in Y1. Student must be able to attend residential in Y6

In addition to the above, we would also like to make an offer for students on the PGCE January Cohort.


Extending Placement - £400 Per Student (10 weeks; 50 days)

Visit (5 days): 25th - 29th September 2023

Block (45 days): 2nd October - 8th December 2023

Example: 1 x Trainee
Example: Year 3
Example: Class of 12 in Y1. Student must be able to attend residential in Y6

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5 - 11 Years) with Inclusion/SEN with QTS - 4 Year Degree Programme


BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 2

Developing Placement Year 2 - £280 Per Student (7 Weeks; 33 Days) – Paired or Individual:

Visit (5 days): 16th April - 19th April Block (28 days): 22nd April - 7th June 2024 (14th June for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)

Example: 1 Trainee
Example: Year 3
Example: 15 pupils in class

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 3

Developing Placement Year 3 - £240 Per Student (6 Weeks; 30 Days) - Paired or Individual

Visit (5 days): 8th January - 12th January Block (25 days): 15th January 23rd February 2024 (16th February for schools on Half Term between 19th - 23rd February 2024)

Example: 1 Trainee
Example: Year 4
Example: 15 pupils in class

BA (Hons) Primary Education (5-11 Years): Inclusion with SEND with QTS (4 Year Degree) – Year 4

Extending Placement Year 4 - £440 Per Student (11 Weeks; 54 Days) Individual

Visit (5 days): 8th January - 12th January Block (49 days): 15th January - 28th March 2024

Example: 1 Trainee
Example: Year 3
Example: 15 pupils in class

Non - ITE Provision

Education Studies Non - ITE Provision (London Campus Only)

This degree offers the  opportunity for students to study Education in its widest sense.  Throughout the programme there are opportunities for the students to  undertake placement experiences; these experiences are non-assessed and do not involve any paperwork for the settings, all that we ask is that you offer the opportunity for our students to experience the setting, explore answers to their questions and begin to apply their university learning to real-life situations. Placements can be sourced in any educational setting, e.g. early years settings, primary schools, secondary schools, FE settings, HE settings, prisons, hospitals,  museums, galleries, national trust settings, outdoor education settings, after-school/holiday programmes, sports clubs, youth clubs, community centres, SEND settings, Guides/Scouts groups or anywhere learners learn.


We are willing to be considered for Non ITE Placements (please note this is a non-assessed placement so has no paperwork and the student can work in the role of a teaching assistant in a class). Non ITE placements are unpaid. London Campus Only.*

Primary Resit and Developing Placements

2023/24 Primary Resit and Developing Placements: Each year the University needs to find additional placements for re-sit students. These students will have failed their last placement and need to re-sit their placement in a different school or early years setting. These students will require the support of an experienced Mentor. Schools that can offer a placement for Extending re-sit students will receive £1000 per student, Schools that can offer a placement for Developing re-sit students will receive £600 per student. Your University Partnership Tutor (UPT) will be able to offer you more information regarding individual students, but if you can offer a re-sit placement then please tick below.

We are able to offer a Primary Extending re-sit placement - £1000 per student:
We are able to offer a Primary Developing re-sit placement - £600 per student:

Secondary Placements (11 - 16 Years) - Initial Experience Phase (IEP)


Initial Experience Phase (IEP):  £400 Per Student - 12 weeks; 42 days. 

25th Sept - 20th Dec 2023

Placement Pattern:

25th Sept – 22nd Nov 2023 (3 days per week, Monday to Wednesday) 

27th Nov - 20th Dec 2023 (Full Time Block - less 30th November)


Art and Design
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science / ICT
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Religious Education

Secondary Placements (11 - 16 Years) - Sustained Enactment Phase (SEP) placements


Sustained Enactment Phase (SEP) placements £800 Per Student (19 weeks; 79 Days with some 3 & 4 day weeks)

22nd January - 26th June 2024  (3rd July for schools with a 2 week May Half Term)

Art and Design
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science / ICT
English
Geography
History
Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Religious Education

Secondary Resit Placements

Secondary Resit Placements: Each year the University needs to find additional placements for re-sit students. These students will have failed their last placement and need to re-sit their placement in a different school. These students require the support of an experienced Mentor. Schools that can offer a placement for Sustained Enactment Phase re-sit students will receive £1200 per student. Your University Tutor will be able to offer you more information regarding individual students, but if you think you can offer a re-sit placement then please tick the box.

We are able to offer a Sustained Enactment Phase (SEP) re-sit placement - £1200:

University Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement 2023/24

We value the relationships we build with our Partners in a range of activities and through our partnership with placement providers (the Partner), the University of Cumbria (the University) aims to secure a high level learning experience for our trainees. Our Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement is our formal agreement for supporting ITE students whilst on placement or experience in your school or setting and outlines each stakeholder’s roles and responsibilities. Through the submission of placement offers, Partners confirm their understanding and acceptance of information provided in the agreement, including compliance of the Universities Data Sharing Agreement and GDPR regulation. In order to achieve this and ensure our records are maintained we request that all Partnership schools kindly read, understand and agree to our full Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement which can be accessed by following the link below. By clicking confirm and submitting placement offers you agree to the University of Cumbria's Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement.

View our Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement. 
Acceptance of University of Cumbria 2023/24 Partnership and Data Sharing Agreement*
Date Agreement Signed:
Your Full Name:*

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