PGCE courses

Train to be a teacher on one of our teaching courses. We offer a range of PGCE degrees, from primary to secondary school teaching.

Our PGCE courses prepare you for a successful career as a teacher.

Experienced mentors and professional tutors will run your school-based teacher education. You’ll learn to teach in schools in Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Surrey, Hampshire or Kent. University tutors will support you throughout the year.

We have a proud history of innovation for all our teacher training. We pioneered the model of school-based teaching 45 years ago, which has now been adopted by all training providers in England.

Our PGCE courses

What is a PGCE?

A PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) is a qualification that will give you qualified teacher status (QTS), allowing you to teach in UK schools. You’ll combine the practical experience of school placements with learning the cutting-edge theory behind teaching and education. You can choose to study full-time or part-time.

As part of the application process, you will need to submit a personal statement and attend an interview. 

Find out more about all of our Initial Teacher Training, including the range of courses we offer and funding opportunities.

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Could there be a better place to be a student than our beautiful campus? Nestled in the South Downs National Park, we’re just nine minutes from one of the UK’s most iconic cities.

To get a picture of life on our campus and the excitement of being in the city of Brighton, take our virtual tour.

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