Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Secondary Education (History)

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

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.2 or above and preferably single honours) with a significant proportion of history. GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) English and mathematics; confirmation that the applicant had not been excluded from teaching nor from working with children, nor was registered with the Criminal Records Bureau as unfit for working with children or young persons; suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching in secondary schools; attitudes and values appropriate to that of a secondary teacher; ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English; the capacity to meet the Secretary of State�s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. In addition to the essential entry requirements, successful applicants also tend to have: Grade C or above in advanced level (A level) study of history; Grade B or above in GCSE history; firm understanding of the nature, logic and methodology of history as a discipline with ability to analyse and discuss key historical concepts as well as preferred eras or periods of interest; ability to fluently move between eras, periods, themes, countries and continents with aptly cited historical knowledge; recent experience (within the preceding 2 years) of observing or assisting in the teaching of history at an 11-18 High School; experience working in educational settings; applicants whose 1st degree is not in single Honours history (but in a related subject or in joint honours with history) will normally be expected to have at least grade B in A level history, and a 2.1 in their degree.An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. All entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are required to be declared as �fit to train to teach�, you will be asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.

Course modules

The Provider-led PGCE courses are structured into 3 stages to break it down into manageable chunks. During Stage 1 trainees are based in both the University and in partnership schools. Centre-based training focuses on subject teaching, planning and classroom management. Schools provide opportunities to observe, support and teach. Stages 2 and 3 are school-based teaching placements with trainees teaching a 30-70 per cent timetable. Training is individualised to needs, with school-based tutors and a University Link Tutor supporting your progress.

Assessment methods

There are few formal examinations instead assessment is mainly by coursework assignments and by performance in classroom teaching and training activities in schools.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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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Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 283 7123