Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Secondary Education (Religious Education)

This PGCE programme is designed for those with degree level subject knowledge in theology, sociology, psychology or philosophy and a good background in religious studies at school, who wish to teach RE in secondary schools. This course 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

A degree with a significant proportion of theology or religious studies at 2.2 or above. GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above. (We offer our own internal mathematics test to those who have a conditional place on the course but who do not already have GCSE mathematics). To have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy.3rd class degrees will be considered if relevant school-based voluntary or paid work experience has been gained. 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 and bring with you. Payment will be requested after you�re offered a place via our online store. 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. 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% timetable. Training is individualised to needs, with school-based tutors and a University Link Tutor supporting progress. Dedicated University tutors support you throughout the course, and into your NQT year. All PGCE Tutors have had significant experience in schools, are engaged with cutting-edge research and are experts.

Assessment methods

During Stage 1 your knowledge and understanding will be assessed by focussed written assignments. During Stages 2 and 3 your progress against the Teachers� Standards will be assessed by observing your performance as a teacher in schools. Classroom teachers will evaluate your lesson plans, observe your lessons and review your marking. Your self-review and attendance at training activities will support your development.


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