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PGCE Provider-led teacher training

Leeds Trinity University > PGCE Provider-led teacher training

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leeds Trinity University has a long-standing reputation for excellence in teacher training. We're a popular choice with aspiring trainee teachers and outstanding primary and secondary schools. 

We partner with over 600 schools that look forward to working with Leeds Trinity students each year. The results speak for themselves. We consistantly deliver employment rates above the national average.

Benefits of university-led training

Leeds Trinity's PGCE Provider-led study route leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a P​GCE (Level 7) award.

Study route benefits​

The Provider-led primary and secondary programmes will prepare you to teac​​h within primary and secondary age phases.

Leeds Trinity University's classroom facilities are equipped to give you confidence in lesson preparation. You'll benefit from interactive whiteboards, ICT suites with specialist education software and resources for practical subjects across the age groups. 

You'll be equipped with:   

  • the employable skills and knowledge ready for your career​
  • experienced subject tutors who are involved with regional and national level educational research and development
  • school placements for work experience
  • help and support from University Link Tutors when you're based in a school
  • an optional Catholic Education short course designed to prepare you for work in Catholic schools

Course structure

Our PGCE courses​ are structured into three stages:
  • STAGE 1 is based at both Leeds Trinity University and in your first placement school. This stage establishes the foundation of knowledge and understanding necessary for you to benefit from school-based training. This training comprises Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy; Professional Learning and Teaching in the 21st century; Assessed Block 1 and undertaking your first Masters-level module in Supporting Individual Needs. It also seeks to provide the basic skills necessary for you to function as a teacher.

  • STAGE 2 is based at your second placement school (Assessed Block 2) and assesses your ability to transfer competence from one school to another and improve in your abilities to meet the QTS standards. You will also begin work on your Subject Knowledge and Applied Pedagogy assessment, as well as undertake initial work on your second Masters assignment in Planning for Progression.

  • STAGE 3 is based still at your second placement school (Assessed Block 3) and assesses your ability to meet and excel within the QTS standards. You will also complete all work on your Subject Knowledge and Applied Pedagogy, as well as completing work on your second Masters assignment in Planning for Progression.

School-Based Training (Stages 2 and 3)      

Leeds Trinity University has school partnerships across the West Yorkshire region (Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield) and further afield. Placements are negotiated with schools and trainees so that they take account of the personal circumstances of trainees.

How to apply

We recommend that you app​ly as soon as you've made your decisi​​on. Leeds Trinity's PGCE courses are in demand and once target numbers are met, we can't accept any more applications. 

Apply through the UCAS Teacher Training website  

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Contact us​​​

We can help you choose the right PGCE study route for you. Contact the PGCE Admissions Office, whether you need advice or have a question, on +44 (0) 113 283 7268 or

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