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PGCE - Train to Teach

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Teaching is a noble profession, which needs gifted and dedicated graduates to commit to it. Teaching is also a rewarding profession: you get to work with amazing people (children, young people and colleagues), doing work that makes you feel proud and valued, earning a salary that is higher than many people expect.

At this stage, you will be wondering where to apply and what route to follow. At Leeds Trinity University, we offer a variety of postgraduate routes into the teaching profession. You'll see that we offer a wide variety of subjects and age phases. This means that you can select the route best suited for you and your future career.

​The early phase of a teaching career can be challenging. We aim to keep your workload manageable: academic work, assessments, and evidence-gathering requirements of the course are all focused on what you need to be an excellent teacher. 'University work' and 'school experience' are designed to complement each other to develop your practice as a teacher.

The schools that employ our graduates in their first posts tell us that the PGCE equips beginning teachers with the tools that they need to join the teaching profession, make a positive impact in the classroom, and to get careers off to a very good start.

We are confident that the training offered through our Partnership is truly excellent and that we recruit graduates with real potential. As well as getting glowing feedback from our students last year, 60% of our PGCE students were graded Outstanding (the highest grade) and a further 38% were graded Good (the next grade).


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Choose your teacher training route

When you're choosing a teacher training course, there are two main options to consider. Do you want your training to be led by a university or a school? There are different advantages to each option, so it all comes down to how you want to learn.

We offer a university-led route (The Leeds Trinity University PGCE) and two school-led routes (SCITT and School Direct) for Primary and Secondary PGCEs. All three routes lead to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).


Whether you need more information, have a question or are wondering what it's like to study here, give us a call on +44 (0) 113 283 7150 or

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