We will open on 26th October to recruit for 2018.

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.

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Apply 1: Opens October 2017 – 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

  • Grade C 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 at least 50% of your degree must be in that subject. Additionally you must hold an A level in that subject at a good pass 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?