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About Us

We’re recognised as one of the leading institutions in the country for teacher training.

Enjoying a strong national and international reputation, we have a long and distinguished record of training teachers dating back to 1839.

Teaching is one of the most satisfying, interesting and valued professions while also being challenging and highly demanding.

Teachers are responsible for ensuring that children enjoy learning and gain an education that will equip them to live and work in contemporary society.

Committed to supporting the National College for Teaching and Leadership to increase the diversity of the routes into teaching, we aim to widen participation from those groups who are currently under represented in the teaching profession.

We offer courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities including the National Award for SEN Coordination and a Foundation Degree in Teaching and Learning Support.

The majority of our Teacher Training programmes are run at our Bognor Regis Campus.

Have a look at our Education brochure.

What makes us different?

  • We offer high-quality training and experience that will prepare you to become a confident and effective teacher
  • Much of your training will be practical, school-based experiences
  • We have been graded as ‘outstanding’ following the most recent OFSTED inspection
  • You’re supported throughout your school-based learning by experienced mentor teachers and university tutors
  • You’ll gain a respected professional qualification in a career of major importance
  • You’ll learn how to use research to improve your teaching skills
  • Our courses have varied content, including: lectures, seminars, presentations, group tasks, mini-research projects and assessments
  • You’ll develop a range of communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills that will be invaluable in a teaching career and beyond
  • Political and public policy announcements are built into the curriculum, so you will be up to date on contemporary teaching issues.