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Training to Teach

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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 over 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?

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, PGCE School Direct and PGCE 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.

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Our PGCE courses:

Art and Design (School Direct and SCITT only) Geography ​
Science with Biology Health and Social Care ​(School Direct only)
Business  ​History
Science with Chemistry  Mathematics
Computer Science with ICT Modern Foreign Languages
​Dance (School Direct and SCITT only) ​  ​Music (School Direct and SCITT only)
​Design and Technology (School Direct and SCITT only) ​Physical Education (School Direct only)
​Drama (School Direct and SCITT only) Primary Education (3-7)
​Economics (School Direct only) Primary Education (5-11)
​Engineering (SCITT only) Science with Physics
EnglishReligious Education
Social Sciences (School Direct only)

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

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

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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