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School Centred Initial Teacher Training

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Leeds Trinity University partners with secondary education schools in the Yorkshire and Humber region to provide our students with the very best school placements. Our secondary programme will prepare you to teach within the secondary age phase. 

Leeds Trinity's School Centred Initial Teacher Training (ITT​) study route leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) (Level 6) with the option of gaining a PGCE (Level 7).


A Leeds Trinity SCITT PGCE is an alternative school-led route, offering Secondary PGCE courses through a partnership of local schools and Leeds Trinity University called Leeds SCITT.

Leeds SCITT has been training outstanding secondary teachers in West Yorkshire since 2004. Similar to School Direct, your PGCE programme is designed in partnership with Leeds Trinity University and the schools within the Leeds SCITT partnership. You'll be based in a school from day one and your training will be very hands-on.

SCITT PGCE Secondary courses:

  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science with Biology
  • Science with Chemistry
  • Science with Physics

Course structure

Like School Direct, the structure is broadly the same structure 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 a mix of university tutors and active teaching professionals based at schools, who'll give you high levels of personal support in and out of the classroom.

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

Partner schools

Leeds SCITT is a partnership between Leeds Trinity University and schools based in Leeds and West Yorkshire. For more information, visit

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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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