Initial Teacher Education

Are you looking to for a teaching course at a university? We educate more teachers than any other university across the East and West Midlands (HESA data 2021-22) and have strong partnerships with hundreds of schools across the region. Rated 'Good' by Ofsted in 2023, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching covering Primary and Early Years, and Secondary phases of education.

Our courses

Undergraduate courses

If you're passionate about inspiring and educating young people, then a career in teaching might be for you. We offer courses in primary and secondary education. 

UG courses

PGCE courses

We offer a range of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) courses that will train you to teach at primary or secondary level.

PGCE courses

SKE courses

Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before your teacher training.

SKE courses


Placements are an important part of your experience if you’re a student training to be a teacher. You might feel excited but also wonder what it’s really like so you might be interested to hear from some of our students on a range of our initial teacher training courses who’ve shared their experience.


So, you’ve completed your application form and received an email inviting you to book an interview. What’s next? We are planning a mixture of online and in person interviews, depending on which course you have applied for. Your invitation will make clear whether you are being invited to a virtual or in person interview. The booking process is the same for both online and on campus interviews. 

Assessment only route

If you're already an experienced teacher with a degree but you don't have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you may not have to do any further training. The Assessment Only (AO) route to QTS allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all the Teachers' Standards and can therefore be awarded QTS. 

Career and Professional Development for Educators

We have many years of experience providing tailored continuing professional development (CPD) courses for schools in a range of curriculum subjects and wider aspects of teaching, learning, assessment and educational leadership. Let us work with you to help you to meet your organisation’s development priorities.