A career in teaching offers great benefits, opportunities to use a wide range of skills and the chance to inspire students in a subject you love.

Teaching is a rewarding profession. You get to work with amazing children, young people and colleagues, doing work that makes you feel proud and valued, earning a salary that is higher than many people expect.

Leeds Trinity University is a well-established and widely respected higher education institution with an excellent reputation for training teachers to work in primary and secondary education settings for more than 50 years.

Whether you want to teach primary or secondary education, we offer three routes into teaching: 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).

Our University-led route gives you time to develop your confidence and experience in the classroom. We’ll train you in stages, with a mix of research-informed practice, school-based training and plenty of one-to-one support. You’ll be in school for one day a week from the third week of your PGCE, and for at least four days a week from early October.

Choose from a range of courses:

PGCE Business

PGCE Computer Science

PGCE English

PGCE Geography

PGCE History

PGCE Mathematics

PGCE Modern Foreign Languages

PGCE Primary (3-7)

PGCE Primary (5-11)

PGCE Religious Education

PGCE Science with Biology

PGCE Science with Chemistry

PGCE Science with Physics

With our school-based routes, you’ll be in the classroom from day one and your training will be delivered by experienced teachers at one of our partner schools across Yorkshire and beyond. Both routes offer University learning and support, but most of your training will be in the school environment.

Find out more about our teacher training and book on to one of our Open Days.

Teacher training entry requirements

Our trainee teachers are expected to show their talent and potential through minimum requirements found on each course page above, as well as the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

You should have:

  • A good honours degree based on the subject you wish to teach
  • GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics
  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English

Teacher training fees and funding

Leeds Trinity PGCE tuition fees for UK Home students are £9,250 in 2022-23​ and £12,500 for international and EU students.

Find out more about UK and international and EU fees and funding, including information about maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships available to you on our website.

Funding Information

Funding applies to:

UK, EU and International students.

Please see our website for how to apply:
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