Department of Education

Open Events

Thinking about training to be a teacher at Sussex? Check out our virtual information event web page for videos about the differet training routes available to you, what you'll need to know, and subject-specific details and advice.

You can also take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus and have a flick through our handbook ...

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. 

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
Weds 20 Oct, 2021 Teacher Training Open Evening Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex, Falmer Brighton, BN1 9SL 5-7pm Register here

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

*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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