Taught course

PGCE Primary (5-11)

Leeds Trinity University · Secondary Education

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Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree (2ii or above).​
  • GCSE Grade C (or accepted equivalent) English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching in primary schools.
  • Commitment, attitudes and values appropriate to that of a primary teacher.
  • Ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written Standard English, and to have passed the DFE Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy.
  • The capacity to meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All successful candidates will be asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Leeds Trinity University offers Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Initial Teacher Training courses in a number of subject areas. PGCE students are also registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (FHEQ Level 7).

Course benefits

  • The primary programme will prepare you to teach the complete Primary Curriculum from 5 to 11 and provides you with an opportunity to pursue a specific area of personal interest and specialism during phase 3.
  • We are a well-established provider of primary teachers with strong links with schools in Yorkshire and across the North East.
  • The employment rate of our students is very high. Our graduates take up teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools.
  • The course is suitable for applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds who have the talent and desire to teach, and the ability to train to become the next generation of teachers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Team
0113 283 7123