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Train to Teach - Secondary Education

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​Leeds Trinity University is widely respected for teacher training among universities, schools, colleges and expert practitioners in education. Our reputation for excellence has led to the establishment of around 600 relationships with school partners, who work with us to deliver PGCE courses in many different subject areas.

These partnerships ensure we give our students the knowledge and practical skills they need to prepare them for a successful teaching career. Year-on-year, our students are among the most employable Secondary Education graduates in the UK. Could you be one of them?

Secondary PGCE teacher training provision

Our secondary education programme will prepare you to teach within the secondary age phase. You can choose to study a PGCE training course the way that best suits you. We provide recommended PGCE Provider-led, School Direct and School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) study routes to help you progress in your chosen subject area and gain the practical skills to prepare you for a successful teaching career.

Download PGCE Secondary Education Guide

Our Secondary PGCE courses:

Business Primary Education (3-7)
​​Computer Science with ICT Primary Education (5-11)
English Religious Education
Geography Science with Biology
History Science with Chemistry
Mathematics Science with Physics
Modern Foreign Languages

There are no shortage of options for teacher training in the region, but we firmly believe our provider-led PGCE route at Leeds Trinity offers something quite different that will prepare you for a successful and rewarding teaching career.

You'll gain a postgraduate qualification

 Unlike many teacher training routes, you'll study at a postgraduate-level with our provider-led PGCE. This means that you'll develop a higher level of knowledge and graduate with modules that will count towards a Master's degree.

You'll receive subject-specific support

Teaching secondary-age children isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. Every subject is different, which is why we make sure our support is centred on subject-specific knowledge and teaching practices.

You'll get a wide range of teaching experience

We know that trainee teachers often face a dilemma. They want to experience what it's like to teach in a wide variety of schools, but they don't want to travel far. That's why we work with over 200 schools in the region so you have the chance to experience teaching in different types of schools without having to travel far.

You'll have the opportunity to become highly employable

We're incredibly proud of our track record for graduate employability, with 99%* of our recent PGCE graduates working as teachers as soon as they qualify.

You'll be part of a supportive network of trainees and newly qualified teachers

We've created a large support network for newly qualified teachers, which gives you access to an active online community, termly training sessions and newsletters, as well as an annual conference.

Find out what sets a Leeds Trinity PGCE apart from other universities

Other study routes


Assessment Only

We provide Assessment Only (AO) routes for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aimed at experienced practitioners, and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) that cover teaching and any other unqualified teaching roles in schools.

Discover more about gaining QTS through AO

Professional Skills Tests

Before you begin a teacher training course, you must successfully complete the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Don’t worry, though – we’re here to help. We want you to pass, so we’ve put together some great advice on how you can give yourself the best chance of passing the skills test.

Get more information here

Ask us your questions

Whether you need more information, have a question or are wondering what it's like to study here, the Enquiries team will be able to help you on +44 (0) 113 283 7150 or

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