Employability and Professional Development

Your training at Birmingham City University will enable you to acquire the skills and attitude needed to be a successful teacher or education professional. Subsequent courses that are aimed at development will ensure your skills are up to date so that you can thrive in your chosen career.

95 per cent of leavers from the School of Education and Social Work went into employment or further study.
(DLHE 2011/12)


Our excellent links with local employers and local authorities in the region we are able to draw on outside professional expertise for career support and help you get real world work experience to help you find a job when you graduate.

Education CPD coursesContinuing professional development courses

Our CPD courses include MA Teaching and Learning.
CPD courses >>

Further postgraduate studyFurther postgraduate study in education

Our postgraduate courses include an MA, EdD and PhD.
Further postgraduate study >>

Approach to learningApproach to learning

How we will develop you into an education professional of the highest quality.
Approach to learning >>

Careers supportCareers support

We support and advice to help you to get a job after you graduate.
Careers support >>

Work placementsPlacements

Placements are vital to our courses, giving you real world experience.
Placements >>

Study AbroadStudy abroad

Our students have the chance to do a four-week placement in Spain and go on trips abroad.
Study abroad >>

Some of our most successful graduates

Our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the education sector, as well as using their skills and experience to become thriving entrepreneurs.