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Primary Education interviews

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​Stage one: group interview

The group interview is the first stage of the interview process and is an important guide to how well you work and perform in a group situation. Successful applicants will then be invited to a second stage individual interview.

We expect successful applicants at stage one to be personable, able to communicate clearly and succinctly, and well presented. 

Interview schedule

The group interview is a half-day process and will ​include the op​p​ortunity to take a tour of our ca​mpus

You'll be expected to prepare for the interview by considering the topics and leading a discussion. 


Following the group interview

Successful applicants of the group interview stage will be invited to attend an individual interview that takes place either on campus at Leeds Trinity or at one of our partnership schools. Interviews are sent by email and posted no later than 48 hours after the group interviews. Further details will be provided in the invitation letter. Applicants that are successful at the second stage are then offered a place on the course programme.

Essential tasks

  1. Before the interview day, confirm your attendan​ce/non-attendance at If you cannot attend your scheduled group interview day you must inform us immediately, stating clearly your name, the date of the group interview that you cannot attend and your reason for non-attendance. The time restrictions imposed by UCAS mean we are unable to offer an alternative date and therefore it's likely that you would have to apply again at the next stage of applications. Make sure you inform us of any disability needs you may have so that we can best support you on the interview day. If you do not contact us, it will be assumed that you no longer wish your application to be considered. If you confirm attendance with us and then fail to attend the interview day, your application will also be rejected​ by default.
  2. Once you have accepted your place on the course programme, the Admissions team will write to you with all the relevant documentation that you will need to bring to confirm qualifications and complete a DBS.

Partnership programmes

​Stage two: individual interview

​Successful candidates that successfully co​mplete stage one of the gr​​oup interviews will proceed to the second stage of the interview process. This is an individual interview that will be held on campus at Leeds Trinity. 



Partnership programmes

Co-operative ​​​Academies ​Trust

Successful applicants at this stage tend to have a​ good awareness of the primary curriculum taught in schools through research time spent in schools talking to teachers and pupils.

PGCE programmes with a specialism

Applicants that have applied to programmes with a specialism, for example PGCE with Mathematics or PGCE with PE, and been successful at Stage one: group interview, you will need to prepare a teaching task as explained above. In addition, an element of your interview will focus on your specialist area.


Contact us

You can contact the Primary Office with any queries regarding interviews, on +44 (0) 113 283 7128 or