Taught course


Leeds Trinity University · Secondary Education

Entry requirements

  • The normal entry requirement for the MA in Education is an honours degree.
  • In order to be able to fulfil the requirements of the module assignments, you will need to be working in a teaching or teaching related/support position/leadership position.
  • Access to the course is through completion of a written application form.
  • Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirement may still be considered for a place following an application and informal interview process.
  • Early application is advised as places are limited.
  • The normal intake is in September each year.
  • For applicants with prior credits from previous study, or with significant experience, a start in year 2 of the programme may be possible as a result of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) scheme.
  • Applicants whose credits and/or experience are recognised through this scheme may also be able to gain direct entry to Year 2 of the programme.

The Admissions/RPL Tutor, Andrew Pearce, can provide more information on the RPL process and suggested entry points on +44 (0) 113 283 7100 ext. 433 or a.pearce@leedstrinity.ac.uk​. Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​

Months of entry


Course content

This PGCE programme is for graduates who wish to teach English in secondary schools.

Leeds Trinity University offers Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6) initial teacher training courses in a number of subject areas as well as the option to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7).

Benefits of PGCE English:

  • We are a well-established provider of English teachers with strong links with schools in Yorkshire and across the North East.
  • The employment rate of our students is very high. Our graduates have taken up teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools.
  • The course qualifies you to teach English at 11-16 or 11-18, providing opportunities to develop particular interests at Key Stage 3, 4 or at Advanced Level.
  • All PGCE trainees can also opt to complete Post-Graduate modules during the course, so taking the first steps towards gaining a Masters' Degree.

Fees and funding

UK students

UK & EU Students:

​Tuition fees cost £4,500 a year for this course in 2016-17. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. These fees will be fixed for the duration of the degree course. Find out more

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions team
0113 283 7123
0113 283 7200