Brighton is one of the UK’s largest and most well-respected teacher training universities, rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for initial teacher training. This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and allows students to teach children in Key Stage 2 in England and Wales. The course focuses on English as a specialism, enabling students to gain deep subject knowledge. Students benefit from excellent resources, individual mentoring from a support tutor and gain practical experience throughout, spending around a quarter of each year in a wide variety of school-based settings. The university continues to support students after they qualify through its NQT programme.