University of Brighton School of Education

University of Brighton School of Education

Brighton is one of the UK’s largest providers of education and teacher training with a long-established reputation for high quality courses. Our work in the initial teacher education provision has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

We’ve been educating teachers and other professionals for over 100 years and have a permanent teaching and research team of more than 90 experts. Our expertise spans all phases of learning and development, from the early years through to adult education and at any time we have around 1,200 students registered on courses with the school.

As one of the leading initial teacher training providers in the country, our strength lies with our school-led partnership, one that works to ensure trainee teachers receive the best possible support and education. Through our partnership we work closely with over 600 schools and colleges in the region.

Our students develop the skills and knowledge needed to be great educators, able to change our societies for the better. Our model of higher education is based on a spirit of enquiry and the active generation of knowledge amongst staff and trainees, in relation to learning, teaching and research.

Teacher training courses


  • Primary Education (3–7 years) BA(Hons) with QTS
  • Primary Education (5–11 years) BA(Hons) with QTS
  • Primary English Education BA(Hons) with QTS
  • Primary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS
  • Secondary Mathematics Education BA(Hons) with QTS
  • Troops to Teachers non-graduate programme


  • (Secondary) Art and Design PGCE
  • (Secondary) Biology PGCE
  • (Secondary) Chemistry PGCE
  • (Secondary) English PGCE
  • (Secondary) Geography PGCE
  • (Secondary) Mathematics PGCE
  • (Secondary) Modern Foreign Languages PGCE
  • (Secondary) Physics PGCE
  • (Secondary) Physics with Mathematics PGCE
  • (Secondary) Religious Studies PGCE
  • Early Years Initial Teacher Training
  • Further Education and Training PGCE
  • Primary Education (3-7 years) PGCE (PROFGCE)
  • Primary Education PGCE (PROFGCE)
  • School Direct Tuition and School Direct Salaried
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement for teacher training

Partner colleges

  • Further Education and Training PGCE/Cert-Ed (partner college)

Studies in education

  • Early Childhood Education and Care BA(Hons)
  • Education BA(Hons)

Part-time work-based learning courses

  • Early Childhood Practice BA(Hons)
  • Professional Studies in Learning and Development BA(Hons)
  • Supporting Learning 11-19 Years BA(Hons)
  • Supporting Learning 5-11 Years BA(Hons)
  • Working with Children and Young People BA(Hons)
  • Youth Work BA(Hons)

CPD for teachers and education professionals

Postgraduate certificates

  • Autism PGCert
  • Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher PGCert
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) PGCert


  • Education MA

PGCE for QTS only routes

  • Evidence Informed Practice PGCE


General enquiries

School of Education
University of Brighton
Checkland Building
Brighton BN1 9PH

Phone: +44 (0) 1273 643386