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​​​​​​​A Leeds Trinity School Direct PGCE gives you the chance to complete your primary or secondary teacher training with a particular partnership of schools.

Your programme will be designed in partnership with Leeds Trinity University and the schools, based on the partnership schools' specific requirements for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). As such, you'll be based in a school from day one and your training will be very hands-on.

School Direct is a popular choice for trainees who hope to secure a teaching role in the same partnership of schools in which they train. ​

School Direct PGCE courses:


  • Primary Education (3-7)
  • Primary Education (5-11)


  • Business
  • Computer Science with ICT English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Religious Education
  • Science with Biology
  • Science with Chemistry
  • Science with Physics 

Find out more about our School Direct partners​

Course structure

The structure is broadly the same as the University-led courses, giving you the chance to develop your confidence and teaching knowledge through three stages. Your training will be led by University tutors and School staff and delivered in cross-subject groups. The main difference is that it will be predominantly delivered in schools. 

While you'll spend very little time at Leeds Trinity University itself, you'll still be able to access all the specialist support that you would expect from a university. 

How to apply

We recommend that you apply as soon as you've made your decision. 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

Once the UCAS application portal is closed, there is a 40-day decision-making process between the University and School Direct partner. Applicants who are successful will then have ten days to accept their place.

​Other study routes:


Contact us

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

Read our Teacher Training FAQs

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