We have a long tradition of providing teacher training courses in Primary and Secondary education in the School of Education. Our teacher training courses have recently been awarded Outstanding by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) which is the official body for inspecting schools and teacher training institutions.
At the University of Birmingham we believe we should provide student teachers with the highest level of teacher training possible, and this is why we offer a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDipEd). Like a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) the PGDipEd leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) however it also offers 120 credits at Masters level (two thirds of a Masters), which makes it a highly rewarding and well regarded course by combining both theory and practice. Once student teachers have completed their PGDipEd they may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete their Masters in Teaching Studies.
We also introduced a new route into teaching. Please see the School Direct page for more details
Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education (SSPIP) in Mathematics
This new Subject Specialist Primary ITT (Initial Teacher Training) Programme (SSPIP) is an innovative new programme, which will enable you to specialise within a primary context. This teacher training route will prepare you for employment in a specialist role of teaching mainly or solely mathematics in a primary school. We are looking to recruit graduates with strong mathematics subject knowledge who demonstrate an enthusiasm for mathematics, an understanding of the primary context and a commitment to this exciting new role.