About us

The School of Education and Social Work has a long and established history when it comes to delivering initial teacher training (ITT), education, childhood and youth courses in Birmingham. We offer high-quality courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate degree level that are tailored to meet the needs of the professions.

Our graduates are very successful in finding employment and many take jobs in the West Midlands. Courses are taught by a range of experienced practitioners, many of whom have been exceptional teachers or have worked as senior managers in education.

Initial Teacher Training

Our strong partnership with more than 900 primary schools and over 200 secondary schools across the West Midlands ensures that trainee teachers can gain valuable experience in a culturally-diverse region.

We work with Teaching Schools and School Alliances in the delivery of the School Direct programme. We are the West Midlands regional provider for the pioneering education charity, Teach First.

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Education, Childhood and Youth

Our highly regarded undergraduate education courses in education, childhood and youth enable students to pursue rewarding careers in a range of early years settings, within the children’s services sector or in conductive education.

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Our dedicated staff have all been teachers or worked in education.
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We have a long and established history dating back to 1897.
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