Are you Interested in becoming a teacher?

The Stour Vale Teacher Training Hub is a regional hub for the University of Worcester and Birmingham Newman University, providing  Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses for The Black Country, South Staffordshire, and parts of South Shropshire and North Worcestershire. We provide a long-established, unique, high-quality teacher training experience with a proven track record of success.

Formerly known as School Direct, our ITT provision brings together the best of University-based and SCITT ITT courses. We work with a wide, well-established partnership of schools across the region to recruit and train the teachers and school leaders of the future.

Trainees on our courses experience teaching in at least two schools within our regional partnership. Successful completion of the course results in QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and a PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education).

The benefits of training with us include:

  • Local placements and training: We work with a wide range of partnership schools across our local area meaning that placements are conveniently located for our trainees. Training sessions are also delivered from our local regional hub.

  • Collaborative expertise: Our trainees receive high-quality training from both expert university tutors and current serving teachers. This approach ensures that trainees receive the most up-to-date, relevant knowledge and teaching techniques, grounded in excellent classroom practice.

  • Exceptional levels of support: Trainees receive consistent support throughout from the Stour Vale Hub team, expert university tutors, and in-school mentors. We are there to support our trainees from the pre-application stage right through to gaining QTS and securing employment.

Please use the different links on this page to explore our courses, the wide partnership of schools that we work with, and the benefits of choosing to train with us.

For all enquiries, please get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of the page.






For all teacher training enquiries, email  or call us on 0121 585 5385