Cardiff Partnership for ITE

Join the Cardiff Partnership

Join the Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education and empower tomorrow’s teachers to realise their potential. Become a Apply (Lead School Application) either on your own or in an alliance with other schools, or a Apply (Clinical Practice Application).


What is the Cardiff Partnership?

The Cardiff Partnership for Initial teacher education (ITE) is a collaboration between Cardiff Metropolitan University, schools, two Russell Group universities, two regional consortia and City of Cardiff Council.

The Cardiff Partnership will provide a research-informed clinical practice model of ITE underpinned by key principles of the highly-regarded Oxford Internship scheme, whilst developing research and continuing professional development (CPD) partnerships with the University of Oxford, Cardiff University and other providers in Wales, through the University and Schools Council for the Education of Teachers in Wales (USCET). The Cardiff Partnership is committed to the planning of all ITE content, structure and pedagogical strategies with our Lead Partnership Schools/Lead Alliances with the aim of developing future teachers for Wales with the skills, knowledge and ambition to lead the changes outlined in ‘Successful Futures’.

Our Courses

The Cardiff Partnership is accredited by the Education Workforce Council for Wales to deliver the following programmes of Initial Teacher Education:

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (3-11)

PGCE Primary (3-11)

PGCE Secondary (11-18)
Offering Art and Design; Biology with Science; Chemistry with Science; Design and Technology; Drama; English; Geography; History; ICT and Computing; Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; Physics with Science; Physical Education; Religious Education; and Welsh.

Our Vision and Values

Our vision statement: ‘Working together with teachers, for teachers, as teachers, to inspire the future minds of Wales’ is underpinned by our values.

We will:

  • Empower tomorrow's teachers to realise their potential
  • Create a culture of collaboration across all aspects of our work
  • Be committed to creating confident, independent teachers who are dedicated to lifelong learning
  • Embed research to innovate and inform teaching
  • Ensure that the wellbeing and the education of learners are at the core of all that we do
  • Be committed to inclusivity and bilingualism
Join the Cardiff Partnership
Graduate Profile
Become a Lead Partnership School

Find out more about joining the Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education as a Lead Partnership School/Alliance.

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Graduate Profile
Become a Clinical Practice School

Find out more about joining the Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education as a Clinical Practice School.

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Julia Longville
Meet the Team

"The Cardiff Partnership for Initial Teacher Education provides our students with the opportunity to work in some of our strongest schools. Our students are exceptionally well supported, by our staff at Cardiff Met and in our partner schools. Now is a great opportunity to join the Cardiff Partnership as a Lead Partnership School or Clinical Practice School and make a difference to the development of future teachers in Wales."

Julia Longville, Dean of Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy.

Emma - Student Mentor
Student Mentor

"I love my role as a student mentor and working in partnership with Cardiff Met and students throughout their PGCE. As a subject mentor I strive to be the best role model I can. This role gives me the opportunity to develop, support and challenge the ITE's as they embark on their future career in the teaching profession."

Emma Cavender-Morris, Senior Mentor, Tredegar Comprehensive School.