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, 

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.

DateEventVenueTimeBook a place
Wednesday 25 January, 2017 Thinking of Teaching?

University of Sussex campus


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Thursday 9 February, 2017 Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17

The Arora International Hotel, Crawley


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Tuesday 21 February, 2017 Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17

The Holiday Inn, Brighton seafront


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Saturday 25 February, 2017 Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17

The Hilton London Metropole


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Saturday 11 March, 2017 Train to Teach Roadshow 2016/17

The Radisson Blue hotel, Dublin


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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’.

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