We have partnership arrangements with most of the large further education colleges in the West Midlands, as well as prison education units and a number of training agencies and private providers.
As a trainee, you undertake at least 150 hours of teaching in your main subject area supported by a subject specialist mentor. In-service trainees undertake their placement in their place of employment.
The tutors at the University and my mentor at my placement have been fantastic in giving me feedback and directing me towards success.
Ayaz Matloob, former PGCE PCET trainee Head of School's Welcome
"Dear School Colleagues
As Head of the School of Education and Social Work at Birmingham City University, I would like to welcome you as valued partner in the delivery and support of initial teacher training. Your support as a placement host, mentor and supporter is invaluable in ensuring that our trainees get a first-class experience on their route to QTS. We hope that our trainees are able to add value to your school or college while they are with you and that they really become a part of your school community.
We very much run our partnership as a true collaboration between the School of Education and Social Work and our partners - bringing benefit to both parties. Whether you are an individual school, a college, a Teaching School Alliance or a School Direct partner - we hope to work with you to develop the teachers of the future.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, queries or feedback. We are always happy to hear from you. We are also here to help you with any training or staff development needs you may have - just give our partnership office a call and we will be happy to discuss this"
Professor Kevin Mattinson, Head of School of Education and Social Work
Contact Matthew Waterhouse (for partnership enquiries only) Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5240 Fax: +44 (0)121 331 7307 Email: Matthew.Waterhouse@bcu.ac.uk School of Education and Social Work Birmingham City University Perry Barr Birmingham B42 2SU For information about joining our successful partnership please contact Matthew.