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Secondary Education

Leeds Trinity University is a well-established and widely respected university with an excellent reputation for teacher education. As a result, we have strong school partnerships across the UK with expert practitioner staff from across the sector.
In partnership with schools, the Department for Secondary Education offers PGCE courses in many different subject areas via a variety of PGCE Study Routes, Provider-led, School Direct, Leeds SCITT and Northern Lights SCITT
We also provide Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses, particularly in Mathematics, for those people who have the potential to be effective teachers but who need to improve their subject knowledge before they start a PGCE course.
We offer the Assessment-Only Route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This allows people working in schools as unqualified teachers to gain QTS.
With the Department for Primary Education, and other colleagues from across the University, we offer the MA Education and support schools with the Teaching and Learning Academy.
Postgraduate Open Evenings are a great way of finding out more about our courses. The next one will be on 20 May 2015 from 5.30 - 7.30pm. You can register your interest in attending by going to book you place by clicking here or find out more information about the event here.
For more information regarding our 2015 offer, please contact our Admissions team on 0113 283 7268 or
Undergraduate Degree Course
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Leeds Trinity Secondary PGCE courses provide an excellent start to your teaching career. People do well on the courses and gain employment after completion, often in schools that work in partnership with Leeds Trinity.

Our PGCE programme employment rates are consistently above the national average with ex-students filling teaching posts in every corner of the UK.

Ofsted rate our partnership with schools and the overall management of the course as 'good'.
Click here to read our latest Ofsted reports.

The PGCE course is designed in three stages to provide a gradual and supportive induction into teaching and includes two 12-week placements of school-based training. Throughout both placements trainees are strongly supported by university and school-based tutors. Assessment during university-based training is by coursework and during school-based training by performance.

Our PGCE Courses offer an integrated professional and postgraduate level programme. The course is structured so that everyone studies towards the professional graduate qualification (PGCE) to gain QTS whilst also developing their post-graduate level critical thinking. Coursework completed for the professional level course support and informs the post-graduate assignment.

Read more about our PGCE Courses here...

Postgraduate Degree Course

The MA Education is a part time programme designed specifically to meet the professional and personal development needs of teachers and other education professionals. It is designed to support improvements in teaching and learning through critical reflective practice and practical enquiry.

The MA Education is designed as a three year, part time course with teaching in the evenings (Wednesdays or Thursdays) and on some weekends.

Assessment is through graded coursework assignments designed to enable participants to critically reflect on practice. The nature of the reflective practice assignments vary by module, but are designed to include written papers, small scale enquiries, presentations and design of learning materials.

Read more about the MA Education programme here...


The Teaching and Learning Academy

The TLA is a professional development framework for the whole school workforce. It is designed to offer learning opportunities and national recognition for staff working in schools at all career stages, while giving schools a framework for professional development that supports school improvement.

Read more about the TLA here...


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