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.

As the premier provider of teacher training in Yorkshire and the Humber region, we offer outstanding courses with strong school partnerships for aspiring teachers.

We offer a variety of routes into the teaching profession, as well as a wide variety of subjects and age phases. So you can select the route best suited for you and your future teaching career.

For graduates looking to undertake postgraduate study to be a teacher, we offer a University-led route and two school-led routes (School Direct and SCITT) for Primary and Secondary level teaching. All three routes lead to QTS and the award of a level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Our Primary Education Undergraduate degrees, leading to a BA (Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) offers a route into primary teaching if you do not currently hold a degree level qualification.

For professionals already working in a school setting, we are an established provider of Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) preparation courses and QTS Assessment Only (AO) routes for both Primary Education and Secondary Education candidates.

PGCE Funding

If you start a PGCE in September 2023, you may be entitled to financial support from the Department for Education. The amount of support depends on the subject you wish to teach and your highest relevant academic award. 

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PGCE study

We offer a University-led route and two school-led routes (School Direct and SCITT) for Primary and Secondary PGCEs

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Undergraduate study

We offer two Undergraduate degrees in Primary Education which cover the age ranges 3-7 and 5-11.

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HLTA courses

Leeds Trinity University has been providing Higher Level Teaching Assistant preparation courses for over ten years.

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Assessment Only

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

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Routes into teaching

Do you want your training to be led by a university or a school? There are different advantages to each option, so it all comes down to how you want to learn.

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Our graduates say...

"Leeds Trinity offered a course that was comprehensive and with direct links in to the local schools. Whilst I was investigating the possibility of becoming a teacher, everyone I asked all referred me to Leeds Trinity as the best place to train. The team that supported me through my interview, training and school placements were just superb and a pleasure to work with."

Charles Briggs, PGCE Business 2009, Associate Assistant Headteacher and Director of Faculty, West Yorkshire

Jenny Candy.

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