Our Programme
Teach Kent and Sussex

Our Programme

Teach Kent & Sussex ensure that you receive high quality training to ensure that you reach the highest possible standard by the end of the course when you are awarded your ‘QTS’ (qualified teacher status) with PGCE (Post graduate certificate in education).

We are able to offer both full and part time courses (Click here to our FAQs).

All our courses commence in September each year.

Primary teaching programme

The Primary course with Teach Kent & Sussex SCITT will prepare you to teach the 5 to 11 age range. This course offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from The University of Sussex as well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The course is available as a one-year full time option or a part-time two-year option.

We also offer the option of primary with mathematics and to undertake this route you would need to hold an A Level mathematics qualification Grade B or above.

You would normally be expected to undertake:
• two placements in schools and train to teach in 2 consecutive Key Stages (1 and 2).
• visit a special school, take part in teaching in Early Years/Reception and visit a secondary school.

Professional development training with the SCITT is on Wednesday afternoons.

You are supported on the programme by a mentor (who will hold regular meetings with you), a subject tutor team and senior mentor.

Secondary teaching programme

The secondary course with Teach Kent & Sussex SCITT will prepare you to teach the 11-18 age range. This includes specifically training to teach at GCSE and A level. This course offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from The University of Sussex as well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We offer training in art & design, biology, chemistry, classics (Latin), computing, design technology (food, textiles, product design), English, geography, history, mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (French and/or German), PE, physics, religious education and music.

The course is available as a one-year full time option or a part-time two-year option.

You would normally be expected to undertake:
• two placements in schools and train to teach in 3 consecutive Key Stages (3, 4 and 5).
• visit a special school and/or alternative provision school in addition to a two day visit to a primary school.

Professional development training with the SCITT is on Wednesday afternoons.

You are supported on the programme by a mentor (who will hold regular meetings with you), a subject tutor and senior mentor.

7-14 Route teaching programme

The 7-14 route with Teach Kent & Sussex SCITT will prepare you to teach the 7-14 age range. This includes specifically training to teach at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. This course offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from The University of Sussex as well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

We offer training in English, mathematics, science, geography, history, religious education and art & design.

The course is available as a one-year full time option or a part-time two-year option.

You would normally undertake:
• two placements in schools and train to teach in 2 consecutive Key Stages (2 and 3).
• visit a special school and/or alternative provision school.

Professional development training with the SCITT is on Wednesday afternoons.

You are supported on the programme by a mentor (who will hold regular meetings with you), a subject tutor and senior mentor.