Entry requirements

All applicants to Intial Teacher Education programmes must hold a degree from a UK Higher Education Institution. Please view the Postgraduate Diploma Primary Education webpage or Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education webpage for details of entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On the School Direct route, the lead schools choose the provider they work with. The school then plays a key role in recruiting trainees and organising their school placements within the partnership. School Direct students join their schools at the start of the autumn term, for an extended period of induction.

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. 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)121 414 4866