School Direct students completing our primary and primary with SEND or Mathematics all study for a Post graduate certificate in Education with the University of Cumbria.

These sessions are delivered weekly outside of placement at Tor View in Haslingden, by a University Lecturer.  Students complete two Master Level Units (3 credits each), these are:

Raising the Attainment of Children— This module develops students’ understanding of factors that affect children’s achievement. It also develops students’ action research skills, encourages them to critically evaluative of research around the topic of children’s achievement and be critically reflective of practice.

High Quality Learning and Teaching— This module develops students’ understanding of the principles of high quality learning and teaching. The module explores and critiques a range of pedagogical approaches underpinned by research evidence and learning theory. Students will explore, critique, analyse and synthesize approaches and put their understanding of high quality learning and teaching into practice in a professional context.