Non-teaching courses & careers

Education as a field and industry goes beyond the classroom and there are many non-teaching career paths available for those wanting to work in education but unsure about teaching.


While teaching is the first career that comes into people’s minds when the topic is education, Education as a field and industry goes way beyond the classroom.


Professional educators work in an array of sectors as educational coordinators including:


You will often also find educators working as:


So there are many non-teaching career paths within the field of education as well as teaching. Courses focusing on education as a field of study look at education and learning from a national and global point of view, in vocational and non-vocational settings. They explore children development and theories of learning as well as special educational needs, safeguarding and pastoral care across all age groups from early years to adulthood in and out of schools.


So if you want to explore education as a field, but are not sure about becoming a teacher or think teaching is not for you, our non-teaching courses will be perfect for you. But don't just take our word for it. Here is our graduate Rachel Malone talking about why she picked out Teaching and Learning degree.


What Courses Do You Offer?

We currently offer two non-teaching education courses.


Teaching & Learning - Lancaster Campus

Study aspects of teaching and learning, from pre-school to higher education, without committing to becoming a teacher and while keeping your career options open.

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Education Studies - London Campus

Look at education from birth through to adulthood and research areas like Politics, safeguarding and child development.

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Why study Education at the University of Cumbria?

By choosing to study an education course at the University of Cumbria, you will be studying at an institution built on over 100 years of history training teachers and educators, from our founding institutions Charlotte Mason College in Ambleside and St Martin’s College in Lancaster through to today's University of Cumbria. 



Whichever course you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills, experience and understanding you need to make a positive contribution to the lives of adults and children in your care.

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