We offer the following programmes via the School Direct route:
PGCE Primary, PGCE Primary (Salaried) and PGCE Primary SEND
These programmes are designed and delivered jointly by the lead school and the University of Birmingham. You will typically undertake 50% of your taught days on our Edgbaston campus and 50% of your taught days in your lead school.
The PGCE offers 60 credits at M level and you can return to the University of Birmingham once you have qualified and undertake a 2 year part time course which leads to the award of MA Teaching Studies.
PGDipEd Primary and PGDipEd Secondary
On these programmes you apply to the lead school in the partnership. You are recruited by them and benefit from professional development opportunities in the school. You become a member of the staff team and will have placements within the partnership. Unlike the PGCE programme (see above) on this route you will attend all University taught days as part of the main PGDipEd cohort, in the primary or secondary phase or subject groups.
The PGDipEd offers 120 credits at M level and you can return to the University of Birmingham once you have qualified and progress directly to the Dissertation year of the MA Teaching Studies.
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Information for Schools 2023/24
If you are interested in partnering with the University of Birmingham in the provision of either School Direct or School Direct (Salaried) then we would be pleased to discuss working together. Please contact:
Tel: 0121 414 4866
Why train with us?
The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering ITE courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' for the third consecutive time by Ofsted inspectors which reaffirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.
The University of Birmingham partnership has worked to co-develop the programmes for School Direct and Apprenticeships. The quality of both the programmes and the newly qualified teachers that enter the profession as a result of it are critical to all partners involved.
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Where to Find Us
Information on how to find the University’s campus in Edgbaston.
The School of Education, also offers the PGDipEd Primary and Secondary route as an alternative to the school direct programmes. If you are unsure as to whether to chose the PGDipEd or School Direct route, it might be useful for you to also view the Initial Teacher Training webpage.