Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Secondary Education (Business Studies)

This course offers Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6) initial teacher training as well as the option to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7).

Entry requirements

Students require GCSEs in English and Maths 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 Maths). To have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. A good honours degree (2.2 or above) with a significant proportion of Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and/or Economics.

Course modules

Stage 1 is based at the University and establishes the foundation of knowledge and understanding necessary to benefit from school-based training. Training comprises subject studies, professional studies and the option to start Master's level modules. Stage 2 is school-based and seeks to provide the basic skills necessary for to function as a teacher. Stage 3 is school-based (in a different school to stage 2) where a skills will be refined and a ability to transfer competence from 1 school to another will be tested.

Assessment methods

During Stage 1 knowledge and understanding is assessed by focused written assignments. During Stages 2and 3 progress against the Teachers� Standards is assessed through performance as a teacher in schools. Classroom teachers evaluate lesson plans, observe lessons and review marking. Self-review and attendance at training activities support development.


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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