Start your career in teaching at Leeds Trinity University, the premier provider of teacher training in Yorkshire and the Humber, offering outstanding courses with strong school partnerships.

We offer PGCEs for Primary and Secondary-level teaching through three different training models, all leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Our undergraduate Primary Education degrees lead to a BA (Hons) with QTS, offering a route into primary teaching if you do not have a degree-level qualification.

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Primary and Secondary PGCEs led by the university or by schools.

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Undergraduate study

Undergraduate degrees in Primary Education for 3 to 7-year-olds or 5 to 11-year-olds.

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CPD and short courses

Leeds Trinity has been providing Higher Level Teaching Assistant preparation courses for more than ten years.

We provide Assessment Only routes for Primary and Secondary Education candidates leading to Qualified Teacher Status.

We also offer you the chance to study for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies as part of your PGCE, a desirable qualification for many posts in the Catholic education sector.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant courses

Course Duration: 3-6 months
Date(s): Multiple dates
Location: Online
School: Education
Study delivery: Online webinars
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Assessment Only

Course Duration: 12 weeks
Date(s): January, April and September 2023
School: Education
Study delivery: Face-to-face
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Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies

Course Duration: 9 months
Date(s): October 2023
Location: Main Campus (Horsforth) or Hinsley Hall
School: Education
Study delivery: Face-to-face
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I chose to study at Leeds Trinity because of the focus on subject-specific teaching. Everything we’re taught is through the lens of maths, which makes a big difference in terms of being able to go out and practice that in reality.

Jenny Candy
PGCE Maths

Education news and alumni

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5 October 2022

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Alumni profile

Jordan Stringer

Primary Education (Later Years 7-11) with QTS (2019) and MA Mental Health in Children and Young People

Graduated: 2020