We opened on 9th October to recruit for 2019.

All applications are through UCAS.

The South Downs School Direct Partnership: You apply directly to a school through The South Downs School Direct Partnership – code 2GH.

SCITT: You apply to The South Downs SCITT and we place you in our Partnership Schools – code 2AZ

Please see “About” page for details of our partnership schools


SCITT – Apply to The South Downs SCITT and placed in a partnership school

School Direct – Apply to The South Downs School Direct Partnership

Please click on the table below to see it in more detail

Key to school codes

–          Durrington High School

A          The Angmering School

J          East Preston Junior School

K          The Laurels Primary School

N          Thomas a Becket Junior School

Q          Worthing High School

S          Shoreham Academy

T          The Littlehampton Academy

V          Vale School

Apply 1: Apply 1: Opens 9th October 2018 – you can choose up to 3 training programmes
Apply 2: If you are unsuccessful in Apply 1 then you can apply to one training programme at a time.

Entry Criteria

  • Standard equivalent to a Grade 4 or above in GCSE Mathematics and English (and Science for Primary).
  • Degree of at least 2.2. For Secondary subjects if your degree is not in the subject that you wish to teach then you must hold an A level in that subject and we will support you to complete a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme.
  • Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy completed before the start of the course.
  • You will need to complete successful Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks and Health checks.

How can you gain School Experience?

  • Through the School Experience Programme:
  • Contact schools directly through the school website.
  • All our successful applicants will be offered 2 weeks School Experience in July if they wish to spend some time in school.
  • Please see the short film below for further details on applying for school led teacher training:
  • Once an offer is confirmed for applicants where a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course is discussed as part of the interview, we would recommend a provider such as VIDLEARN. More details can be found on

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