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When you’re choosing a PGCE course, there are two main options to consider: Do you want your training to be led by a university or a school?

There are different advantages to each option, so it all comes down to how you want to learn. 

We offer a University-led route (the Leeds Trinity University PGCE) and two school-led routes (School Direct and SCITT) for Primary and Secondary PGCEs. All three routes lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

More information about these different routes can be found below and in our Teacher Training Frequently Asked Questions.

Find a PGCE

Use the tool below to find your perfect PGCE course.

Teacher training route: Leeds Trinity University led School Direct SCITT
Subject
Training Provider Training Route Subject Link
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Business Studies
More information » BUS pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Art and Design
SCITT
Art and Design
More information » AAD pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Art and Design
More information » AAD pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Art and Design
More information » AAD pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Business Studies
University-led
Business Studies
More information » BUS pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Business Studies
More information » BUS pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Business Studies
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Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Business Studies
More information » BUS pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Computer Science with ICT
More information » ICT pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Computer Science with ICT
More information » ICT pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Computer Science with ICT
University-led
Computer Science with ICT
More information » ICT pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Computer Science with ICT
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White Rose Alliance School Direct
Computer Science with ICT
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The Leeds SCITT
Computer Science with IT
SCITT
Computer Science with ICT
More information » ICT pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Dance
SCITT
Dance
More information » DAN pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Design and Technology
More information » DAT pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Design Technology
SCITT
Design and Technology
More information » DAT pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Drama
SCITT
Drama
More information » DRA pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Drama
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Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE English
University-led
English
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Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
The Leeds SCITT
English
SCITT
English
More information » ENG pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
English
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The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
English
More information » ENG pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Geography
University-led
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Geography
SCITT
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Geography
More information » GEO pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
The Leeds SCITT
History
SCITT
History
More information » HIS pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE History
University-led
History
More information » HIS pgce
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
History
More information » HIS pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Mathematics
More information » MAT pgce maths
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Mathematics
More information » MAT pgce maths
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Mathematics
More information » MAT pgce maths
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Mathematics
University-led
Mathematics
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Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
Mathematics
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The Leeds SCITT
Maths
SCITT
Mathematics
More information » MAT pgce maths
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Mathematics
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White Rose Alliance School Direct
Mathematics
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Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Mathematics
More information » MAT pgce maths
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
The Leeds SCITT SCITT
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish and French)
University-led
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Modern Foreign Languages (German, Spanish, French)
More information » MFL pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Music
SCITT
Music
More information » MUS pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Music
More information » MUS pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Physical Education
SCITT
Physical Education
More information » PED pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Physical Education
More information » PED pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Ilkley All Saints' Teacher Training Partnership School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Primary (3-7)
University-led
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
BWCAT Professional Development Partnership
St Marys Teaching School
School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Waterton Academy Trust School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Yorkshire Special Education Partnership School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Valley Learning Partnership
Train With Us
School Direct
Primary (3-7)
More information » P37 pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
East One Partnership School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Ilkley All Saints' Teacher Training Partnership School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Primary (5-11)
University-led
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
St Anthony's Primary Learning Partnership School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
BWCAT Professional Development Partnership
St Marys Teaching School
School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Waterton Academy Trust School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Valley Learning Partnership
Train With Us
School Direct
Primary (5-11)
More information » P51 pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Religious Education
University-led
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Religious Education
SCITT
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Religious Education
More information » RED pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Science with Biology
University-led
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Science with Biology
SCITT
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Science with Biology
More information » BIO pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Science with Chemistry
University-led
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Science with Chemistry
SCITT
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Science with Chemistry
More information » CHE pgce
Beckfoot School Direct Partnership School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Catholic Schools Partnership School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Leeds Trinity University
PGCE Science with Physics
University-led
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Diocese of Leeds BKCAT Alliance School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
White Rose Alliance School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
The Leeds SCITT
Science with Physics
SCITT
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Tykes Teaching Alliance
Train to Teach
School Direct
Science with Physics
More information » PHY pgce
Dixons Academies Trust School Direct
Social Sciences
More information » SSC pgce

The University-led route

The Leeds Trinity University PGCE

If you want to start your first teaching placement equipped with research-informed techniques, practice and confidence, the Leeds Trinity University PGCE is the route for you.

We offer a range of Primary and Secondary University-led PGCEs. They are one-year, full-time courses structured in three stages to gradually build the confidence and knowledge you’ll need to become an outstanding teacher.

You’ll spend the first two weeks learning the foundations of teaching on campus at Leeds Trinity.

Working closely with our experienced teachers and lecturers, you’ll receive the knowledge and support you’ll need to feel confident and prepared for your first day in a classroom in week three.

You'll continue to benefit from the support and expertise of our tutors in regular - often weekly - training sessions during your placements, whilst continuing to deepen your understanding of what it takes to be an outstanding teacher.

Find out more about our University-led PGCE

School-led routes

School Direct

If you feel ready to go straight into a school, our School Direct route might suit you. Leeds Trinity will be your provider, but from day one, you’ll be in a school and your training will be delivered by experienced teachers, as well as university lecturers in partnership with the school.

Find out more about School Direct

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Our SCITT route is a partnership between Leeds Trinity and a group of schools in Leeds. You’ll complete the majority of your teacher training in a school environment, but you’ll also spend time at Leeds Trinity learning about your new profession and research-informed practice.

Find out more about SCITT

Take the next step

Get more information about your PGCE by requesting a prospectus or learn more about the application process

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Supporting the development of teachers in their early career through the Early Career Framework (ECF)

From September 2021, the government is funding an entitlement for all early career teachers in England to access high-quality professional development at the start of their career.

Leeds Trinity University is working as a Delivery Partner with lead training provider Capita for the Full Induction Programme of the Early Career Framework (ECF) to provide Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and their Mentors a tailored programme of continuous professional development.

If you are a school or an individual interested in participating in the Capita ECF programme, please register for more information.

Schools and multi-academy trusts can choose the ECF provider who best meets their needs. If you would like a conversation about the support Leeds Trinity can offer as an independent, local delivery partner, please email: C.Bell@leedstrinity.ac.uk