Department of Education

Come and meet us

We’ve been training teachers at the University of Sussex for over 40 years, and are proud of the great reputation we’ve earned for the quality of both our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provision and our graduates.*

Our collective mission is to recognise, support and develop a generation of reflective practitioners who are ready, willing and able to improve the life chances of every young person they teach.

We offer the three main routes into teaching for graduates:  The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), the School Direct (Training) Programme and the School Direct (Salaried) Programme.  You can choose to take a Primary or a Secondary route, with a wide range of subject specialisms available.

Depending on your subject and qualifications, you could be eligible to receive a tax free bursary or a salary while you train, See PGCE & School Direct Funding: 2018/19 [PDF 182.71KB].

For more information about Initial Teacher Education courses at Sussex, visit the ITE homepage.

Come and meet us, find out more about the courses we offer and ask questions at any of the following upcoming events ...

DateEventVenueTimeBook a place
Saturday 24 Feb, 2018 West Sussex Teacher Recruitment Fair Ifield Community College, Crawley 10am-2pm No advance booking/registration necessary
Saturday 10 March, 2018 Working in Education Recruitment Fair 2018 Jurys Inn, Brighton Waterfront, BN1 2GS 10am-3pm Register online
Saturday 10 March, 2018 Train to Teach Roadshow 2017/18 Congress Centre, London 10am-4pm Register online
Wednesday 25 April, 2018 Masters Open Day University of Sussex 12-5pm Book your place

If you have never visited the University of Sussex, you might find it helpful to check out Travelling to the University for details about parking and public transport.

Download the ITE Leaflet: 2017/18 [PDF 461.63KB].

*The University of Sussex Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Partnership’s most recent quality outcomes relating to the School Direct and PGCE cohort completing their course included 100 per cent securing QTS at the first attempt, 96 per cent completing their teacher education with either a Merit or a Distinction, 97 per cent securing their first teaching post on completion of their course and 99 per cent of trainees rating the quality of their initial teacher training as 'good' or 'very good'.  In March 2014 OfSTED  highly rated the Sussex Secondary provision as ‘Good’ and Primary as ‘Outstanding’.


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