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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.

Train to Teach with Leeds Beckett University

We offer a range of PGCEs which will allow you to train either as a Primary School or Secondary School Teacher along with two different delivery options, depending on the type of qualification you decide to study.

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Step One: Choosing your age phase and/or subject 

The first decision you need to make is what age you would like to train to teach. We offer three courses which allow you to train to teach as a Primary School Teacher:

3-7 age group - PGCE Primary Education (3-7) with recommendation for QTS
5-11 age group - PGCE Primary Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS
5-11 age group - PGCE Primary Education Physical Education (5-11) with recommendation for QTS

We also offer ten PGCEs, which will allow you to train as a secondary school teacher covering the age range 11-16 years, all of which allow you to specialise in a specific subject:

PGCE Secondary Education - English
PGCE Secondary Education - Geography
PGCE Secondary Education - Mathematics
PGCE Secondary Education - Physical Education (Now full)

All courses will give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Applicants must have passed the Professional Skills tests in Literacy and Numeracy before starting the course. Further information about registering for and completing these tests can be found on the Department for Education website.

Step Two: Choose your preferred delivery model

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 majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will also attend our Headingley Campus for key module seminars.

PGCE with School-Centred Initial Teacher Training
We also offer PGCEs through School Direct or in partnership with Educate Teacher Training, and Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership.

- Educate Teacher Training
- Stockton-on-Tees Teacher Training Partnership

All our PGCEs are offered as either University-led or School Direct.

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To find more about the each of the courses, including entry requirements and how to apply, please visit our online prospectus entries:

Primary Education courses: 
PGCE Primary (3-7)
PGCE Primary (5-11)
PGCE Primary Physical Education (5-11)

Secondary Education courses: 
PGCE - English
PGCE - Geography
PGCE - Mathematics
PGCE - Physical Education (Now full)
Plus Icon Funding your studies
There is a range of government funded support available for anyone looking to train as a teacher. Funding is usually dependent on your degree class, the subject you want to teach and the training programme you want to follow.

There are a range of scholarships and bursaries for specific PGCE subjects including:


To find out if you are eligible visit the Get into teaching website (terms and condition apply). 

Postgraduate Open Event

Visit our Postgraduate event where you can find out more about our PGCE course and meet the course team.

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