Primary and early years partnerships - information for trainees

primary home overviewBirmingham City University is the largest provider of Initial Teacher Training for Primary and Early Years teachers in the West Midlands.

We have enjoyed long and successful partnerships with primary schools from across the West Midlands and beyond. These collaborations with a wide variety of schools bring enormous benefits to you as a trainee teacher and the University as a training provider. Not only can you practise in a range of settings and with children from diverse cultural backgrounds, you also profit from the experience and expertise of our partners.

All our Initial Teacher Training courses have a successful track record in training and preparing effective and reflective primary practitioners. Ultimately, an overwhelming majority of trainees gain employment at the end of their course, which is immensely reassuring for you as you consider applying..

Primary and Early Years trainees spend at least 120 days (24 weeks) training in schools and/or Early Years settings. The experiences that they have in school form a significant part of their training and we value the expertise and support of our school-based colleagues. You will gain immeasurably from the school-focused training and placements and begin your journey as a teacher with professional guidance and immersion in different schools.


"The support I received was outstanding not only from University, but also the school. I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with such fantastic people!" - Rebecca Adams, PGCE Primary and Early Years

Contact Us

For Partnership enquiries, please contact the Partnership Team:

Telephone: +44 (0)121 331 7105