Initial Teacher Training

Our next Open Days for 2017

Summer 2017
June - date TBC
Autumn 2017
7 October and 11 November

Could you be the West Midlands' next teacher?

We train more teachers than any other university in the West Midlands and enjoy strong partnerships with over 1,000 schools, colleges and training organisations across the region. We are the West Midlands training provider for the charity Teach First, which provides future leaders for schools in low income communities.

Placements are vital to our teacher training programmes. Whichever age phase you choose to specialise in as a trainee teacher, you will undertake placements that enable you to develop a clear understanding of how schools and other educational establishments operate.

Find out more about placements

Start this September

For a rewarding career working with children and young people start your teacher training this September at Birmingham City University.

Our high quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses will qualify you to teach in primary or secondary schools.

Contact our pre-entry enquiries team now for more information

University-based teacher training courses

Primary Education with QTS

An undergraduate primary education course that gives you qualified teacher status as well as a degree.
Primary Education with QTS >>

Postgraduate coursesPostgraduate PGCE courses

Our range of PGCE courses cover primary, secondary education and Post-Compulsory Education and Training.
Postgraduate PGCE courses >>

Professional Skills Tests

For all ITT courses, you need to successfully pass the government’s professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy.
Professional Skills Tests >>

Other teacher training study options

Teach FirstTeach First

We are the West Midlands regional provider for the pioneering education charity, Teach First.
Teach First >>

School DirectSchool Direct

An innovative route into teaching where schools select and recruit trainees that they want to employ as teachers once they qualify.
School Direct >>

Assessment only teacher training coursesAssessment only courses

If you're already an experienced teacher but don't have qualified teacher status, you may not have to do any further training.
Assessment only >>

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