Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Primary Education (3-7)

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

Entry requirements

Normal entry requirement for the Primary PGCE is an Honours degree at 2.2 or above in any national curriculum or relevant subject , GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C or above. In order to be able to fulfil the requirements of the course applicants need to be able to demonstrate prior experience/ knowledge of work/work experience/voluntary work in a primary setting. An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Invitation to interview will also include a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form to complete. All entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are required to pass a fitness test to train to teach health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.

Course modules

The course consists of 3 phases: phase 1 university-based training includes: professional studies (behaviour and class management); curriculum understanding in reading, mathematics 1, science 1, ict, re, art and music.; weekly serial visits to school-based training 1 placement and a school-based training block. Phase 2 university-based training includes: professional studies (differentiation, sen, gifted +talented); curriculum understanding in writing, mathematics 2, science 2, ict 2, dt, geography, history, pe and mfl.; weekly serial visits to school-based training 2 placement and a school-based training block. Phase 3 university-based training includes: legal responsibilities; professional expectations; preparation for career entry; developing specialist interest; weekly serial visits to school-based training 3 placement and a school-based training block.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through graded coursework assignments and School-based training. There are no examinations. Assessments are designed to enable applicants to critically reflect on practice. At the end of phase 1, a portfolio of evidence including reflections on the phase 1 work and an essay is to be submitted. School-based training is to be completed successfully to proceed onto the next phase. At the end of the course, a standards evidence base is to be completed including reflection on Phase 2 and 3 university-based training, school-based training and personal study. School-based training is to be completed successfully at each phase.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
QTS Award Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
QTS Award Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leeds Trinity University Leeds LS18 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber

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0113 283 7123