Primary with East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership

Course offered
QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

Primary Tuition Fee funded training places are available, providing a strong focus on practical, classroom-based experience. For Tuition Fee places (course code 2BKL), you can apply for a student loan or self-fund.

How school placements work

You can train at any suitable placement school or academy across East Sussex. There are a limited number of places available for school placements in the surrounding areas.

Lead partnership training schools currently include:

  • Robsack Wood Primary Academy Teaching School
  • Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School
  • Manor Primary School
  • Newick Teaching School
  • St Mark’s Teaching School
  • The Haven Voluntary Aided C E Methodist Primary School


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £7,500
EU students £7,500

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



Before starting your training you will need:

  • GCSE minimum grade C (new grade 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent.
  • 2:2 or above bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Passed the National Skills Tests in maths and English.

Personal qualities

It is important to gain classroom-based experience in a primary school. For example, this could be as a Teaching Assistant or volunteering in class for a few hours each week. By gaining this experience you will be better prepared to start the programme. Importantly it will inform you whether teaching is the right career choice for you.

Contact details

01424 853521
Robsack Wood Primary Academy
Whatlington Way
St Leonards-on-Sea


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: E37
  • Training programme code: 2BKL

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
R Robsack Wood Primary Academy Whatlington Way, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 9TE

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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