Train to teach

Train to teach with Leeds Beckett University

At Leeds Beckett University, we are one of only 25 universities to have their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of our excellent provision. We offer a range of PGCEs which will allow you to train either as a Primary School or Secondary School Teacher. We also offer a range of undergraduate courses.

Get Into Teaching Develop the skills to inspire the next generation - find out about from our current students about our undergraduate and postgraduate routes into teaching.

100% of BA (Hons) Primary Education (3-7) students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating

Graduate Outcomes 2020

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  1. Undergraduate courses

    We offer distinctive and creative undergraduate programmes that are responsive to the changes taking place in society, focusing on the diverse skills required of modern professionals. Develop your nurturing skills so you can become an inspiring educational professional with the knowledge and expertise to make a difference to the lives of children and young people. Discover our courses and research interests to find a course that expands your mind and enhances your impact in the world.

postgraduate courses

We also 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.

  1. Choosing your perfect course - 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 four courses which allow you to train to teach as a Primary School Teacher:

    We also offer 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:

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

    Our PGCE PE with EBacc routes are an exciting new route into teaching Physical Education. Your course will involve you learning to teach Physical Education and teaching your chosen EBacc second subject for a minimum of 10% of the time.

    For more information about a course or to apply, click on the course name to view it on our online prospectus. 

  2. Choosing your perfect course - step two

    Choose your preferred delivery model

    You can choose from two different delivery options:

    • University-led

    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.

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

  3. 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:

    • Physics
    • Maths
    • Computing
    • Geography
    • English
    • Primary

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

Becoming a teacher is my greatest achievement to date and definitely worth the hard work. I made great friends on my course and our introductory weekend away in the Lake District really helped cement our friendships. I am currently in my 3rd year of teaching with a mixed aged year 1 and 2 class and I’m also the school's Art and Design and Design Technology lead. The course will fly by, so just enjoy every minute!

Kate Ramsden BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education QTS

of BA (Hons) PGCE Provide Led Primary Education (3-7) students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating. 

Graduate Outcomes 2020
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Postgraduate open day

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


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