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 our latest bursary and funding information.

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
Wednesday 7 Nov, 2018

Careers Fair 2018

American Express Community Stadium, Falmer, Brighton

11am-3pm Details
Wednesday 21 Nov, 2018

Masters Open Evening

University of Sussex

5-7.30pm Book your place
Wednesday 28 Nov, 2018

Train to Teach event
For anyone who has a degree and is interested in teaching - particularly if considering starting initial teacher training in September 2019.

University of Brighton, Checkland Building, Village Way, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PH 

4.30-7.30pm Register
Wednesday 5 Dec, 2018

Train to Teach event

St Philip Howard Catholic School, Barnham West Sussex 6.30-8pm Booking details to follow
Thursday 28 Feb, 2019

Train to Teach event

Arora International Hotel, Crawley  4.30-8pm Register
Saturday 9 March, 2019

Masters Open Day

University of Sussex 1-4.30pm Book your place
Saturday 27 April, 2019

Train to Teach event

The Tennis Centre, 
St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, TW1 4SX

11am-3pm Register

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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