Taught course

Secondary Education with QTS: Biology

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

A minimum UK 2:2 honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in biology, chemistry or physics, depending on your chosen specialism, is required. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. More detailed selection criteria are available on the course listing page of the university website.

Months of entry


Course content

We blend theories about learning with the wide range of skills a teacher needs, developing a reflective and analytical view of your work in the classroom. You'll learn from a variety of teaching methods including subject methodology sessions where practical work is completed, small tutorial groups for discussing issues and mixed-subject research training activities.

You learn about the science curriculum, from the framework provided by the National Curriculum through to the individual lesson plans that teachers use to support learning in their classrooms. We'll teach you to use ICT in lessons, how to mark and assess work and how the new Key Stage 4 curriculum is structured. Assessment takes the form of three pieces of written coursework and a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have met the standards for Qualified Teacher Status.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144