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Train to Teach with Leeds Beckett

We offer a range of PGCEs which will allow you to train either as a Primary School or Secondary School Teacher.

Our PGCEs offer you the opportunity to train to become a primary or secondary school teacher. We will develop your understanding of different teaching methods and help hone your skills as a confident education professional. 

You can choose from two different delivery options:


Develop your knowledge on campus at Leeds Beckett, where your learning will be informed by the latest research and the expertise of our supportive staff. We will organise your school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting.

School Direct:

For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning in the classroom while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one or two days a week for key module seminars.

The majority of our PGCEs are offered with both delivery options, however we do have a number which are only University-led or School Direct.
With more than a 100 years’ experience of teacher training we have a lot to offer you, here are just a few of the reasons to train to teach at Leeds Beckett:

- You will benefit from the practical experience and theoretical knowledge of your lecturers. Many were school teachers and are now active in educational research. 

- Whichever delivery option you choose, you will be able to put theory into practice through practical teaching placements, supported by our experience team. 
- You will become part of a supportive teaching and learning community, where you will be able to pick up advice and tips from your course tutors and share ideas on lesson plans and classroom experiences with fellow students.
- We provide ongoing training for all newly qualified teachers. On successful completion of your course you will be eligible to enrol on our Newly Qualified Teacher module, providing you with on-going support and coaching as you start your teaching career. 
Funding your studies 
There is a range of government funded support available for anyone looking to train as a teacher. Funding is usually dependant on your degree class, the subject you want to teach and the training programme you want to follow.
For more information and to find out if you are eligible for government funding, visit the Get into teaching website (terms and condition apply).
Applying for a PGCE with us 
Visit our on-line prospectus find out more about our range of PGCEs and how to apply. 
Open Days
Open days offer you the opportunity to meet our course team and look around our campus. Book your place now