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WMCETT was launched in July 2007 following a successful submission to the Quality Improvement Agency, later the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (which ceased operation on July 31 2013) for three years of funding to create a dynamic and innovative ITT and CPD partnership.

WMCETT operates across Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and South Birmingham. WMCETT includes organisations that have already made influential contributions in their field, with staff that are recognised as outstanding practitioners. WMCETT’s administrative headquarters is in the Centre for Lifelong Learning at The University of Warwick.

After its three years of funding ended, WMCETT has been delighted to carry on its work and is now into its eighth year of operation.


The West Midlands Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training's original aims were to:
  • Create the largest teacher training and CPD partnership in the Midlands
  • Raise the standards of Teacher Training in the Lifelong Learning sector in the West Midlands
  • Showcase excellent practice across the region
  • Develop and disseminate innovative curriculum design and development
  • Inform national teaching and training development agendas for the Lifelong Learning sector
  • Be a member of the first national teacher training and CPD development partnership for the Lifelong Learning sector in England