You must be a graduate of an approved institution of Higher Education or validating body from a course that is recognised as being equivalent to at least a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree. You must also have passed the equivalent of GCSE English and Mathematics (Grade C) and complete professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Evidence of having gained these qualifications must be provided at interview.
Months of entry
This course prepares you to successfully start your career as a new teacher – you’ll benefit from our excellent record in employment. You’ll learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton & Hove or Kent.
School-led teacher education is provided by experienced mentors and professional tutors, and is supported by University tutors throughout the year.
We develop our trainees’ skills as reflective practitioners using an innovative range of assessment modes that enable individuals to succeed.
We train teachers who demonstrate a strong core philosophy about effective children’s learning, and who are critically challenging and questioning.
Our employability records exceed national benchmarks: 100% of Primary trainees have found jobs year-on-year, and 100% have stayed in their roles over the last four years. All Secondary PGCE subjects exceed national expectations.
How will I study?
All teachers are prepared to meet a set of national professional standards, recognised by the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
In preparation for QTS, teachers prepare a portfolio of evidence of achievement, charting progress over the academic year. It includes evidence of lesson observations, engagement with professional development, and self-designed teaching and learning materials.
The main elements of the PGCE course are:
- Professional Knowledge for Schools
- Curriculum Studies
- Professional Practice.
At all stages, assessment is shared between school-based professionals and University tutors.
Information for international students
English language requirements
Higher level (IELTS 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each section)
English Language Support
Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.
Additional information for international students
Please note that this course awards a professional qualification specifically for teaching in the UK.
Visas and Immigration
Fees and funding
Postgraduate Masters Loans
Borrow up to £10,000 to contribute to your postgraduate study.
Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans
Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Education and Social Work
- +44 (0)1273 678447