Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

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Teaching training at the School of Education

The University of Leeds and its partner schools offer three possible distinctive and high quality routes to a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.  All are one-year full-time programmes and all place a strong emphasis on developing trainees’ subject knowledge and pedagogy. 

Discover these training pathways, and which age-phases and subjects we offer, below. 

2016 entry update

Please note that some programmes are now full. 

  • Primary PGCE: Our SCITT partner Red Kite currently has some places available. All other routes are now full. 
  • History PGCE: No places available via any route.
  • English PGCE: Places available on School Direct and SCITT routes. University-led route is now full.  
  • Modern Foreign Languages PGCE: Places available on School Direct and SCITT routes. University-led route is now full.



  • 3-7 and 7-11


The SCITT route offers the same PGCEs as University-led and School Direct plus several other subjects, including:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education

Find out more about our SCITT PGCE route

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