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PGCE Primary Education interviews

Leeds Trinity University > PGCE Primary Education interviews

​​Applicants who are successful in the first stage of application will be invited to interview. The interview process may differ between the University-Led and School Direct programmes.

PGCE University-led

Your Interview Day will last for approximately one hour and will comprise two elements: an individual interview and a short teaching demonstration.

The individual interview will give you a chance to demonstrate your oral and non-verbal communication skills. Part of this process will involve presenting a resource that you would use to support learning in a Maths or English lesson with your chosen age phase of children. Following this, you will be asked a series of questions that directly link to current issues within Primary Education.

The teaching demonstration is your chance to show us your teaching potential with a short task, which you can download below. After this demonstration, we'll ask you a series of questions relating to your approach to planning and teaching.

Download the PGCE Interview Teaching Resource Task

Preparing for your interview

Successful applicants at this stage tend to have a good awareness of the primary curriculum taught in schools through research and time spent in schools talking to teachers and pupils. Successful applicants are also personable, able to communicate clearly and succinctly, and are well-presented.

If you are successful, you will be informed in writing within seven days.

​PGCE School Direct

You will be contacted directly by your school with details of your interview, including how to prepare.

Got a question?

If you have any questions about PGCE interviews or the admissions process, please contact the admissions team on 0113 283 7123 or