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.
We’d love you to come and meet us, find out more about the courses we offer and have the opportunity to ask questions.
|Date||Event||Venue||Time||Book a place|
|Wednesday 2 November, 2016||Universities of Brighton & Sussex Careers Fair 2016||
Amex Community Stadium, Falmer, Brighton
|Saturday 26 November, 2016||Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17||
The QEII Centre, London
|Wednesday 30 November, 2016||Train to Teach: Reigate||
Reigate College, Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD
|Thursday 1 December, 2016||Train to Teach: Crawley||
Oriel High School, Maidenbower Lane, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 7XW
|Saturday 14 January, 2017||Train to Teach Event||
The Warwick School, Redhill
Booking details TBA
|Saturday 21 January, 2017||Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17||
The Hilton, Belfast
|Wednesday 25 January, 2017||Thinking of Teaching?||
University of Sussex campus
|Thursday 9 February, 2017||Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17||
The Arora International Hotel, Crawley
|Tuesday 21 February, 2017||Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17||
The Holiday Inn, Brighton seafront
|Saturday 25 February, 2017||Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17||
The Hilton London Metropole
|Saturday 11 March, 2017||Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17||
The Radisson Blue hotel, Dublin
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 Brochure [PDF 558.93KB].
*The University of Sussex Initial Teacher Training (ITE) Partnership’s most recent quality outcomes relating to the School Direct and PGCE cohort completing their course in Summer 2014 included 90 per cent securing QTS at the first attempt, 97 per cent completing their teacher education with either a Merit or a Distinction, 96 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’.