We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.
We will equip you with the skills to deliver a stimulating learning environment and inspiring lessons. You could be teaching children how to create their own web page in one lesson, and the next encouraging them to write their own computer program. You will learn how to fire their interest in this constantly evolving subject, helping them to understand the technical aspects of computing in an easy-to-understand way. You will be able to teach them the fundamentals of how computers communicate and connect their understanding of microprocessors. You could even help them to build their own simple computer.
You can choose from two different training models.
University-led: You will develop your theoretical knowledge here at our Headingley Campus, which offers a superb learning environment, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will informed by the very latest research and the expertise of our supportive teaching staff. We will organise your extensive school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting and your placements will be timetabled to fit with your taught seminars on campus.
School Direct: For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.
School Direct lead schools and alliances:
Batley Girls High School, Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance
The Crossley Heath School, MOSAIC Alliance
Meadowfield Primary School, Temple Newsam Learning Partnership
Wakefield City Academy
To view our full range of PGCEs, and for more information, please visit our teacher training pages .
Helping you to develop your confidence, identity and style through a critically reflective approach to your practice will form a fundamental element of your training.
To help with your preparations for your course, you will have the opportunity to attend a residential, where you will meet your tutors and fellow trainees, start to develop your support networks and discover how the outdoors can be used to inspire physical education and your teaching.
Regardless of which training model you follow, you will gain substantial training in a school environment. Many of the partnership schools involved in the delivery of your course are located in and around Leeds to ensure your travelling is limited and you will have the maximum time to prepare your lessons. You will complete three teaching placements in at least two contrasting schools, receiving support from your school mentor and University tutors.
You will learn from lecturers who have been practising teachers and are now active in educational research, benefiting from their practical experience and theoretical knowledge.
We provide ongoing training for all newly qualified teachers. On successful completion of your course, you will be able to enrol on our NQT module, providing you with another valuable element of support and coaching as you start your teaching career.
There's lots of support available to help you fund your teaching training. Depending on your degree class, the subject you want to teach and the training programme you follow, you could be eligible for a bursary, a scholarship or even a salary.
For more information, visit the National College for Teaching & Leadership website.
PGCE Secondary Physical Education
The strong reputation of my course at Leeds Beckett and the teaching skills I gained have been instrumental in my career. I'm now Head of Physical Education seven years after graduating. The support from tutors and hands-on experience on the course was fantastic.
Teaching and learning
Training to teach at Leeds Beckett University gives you the best of both worlds. On campus, you will benefit from the expertise of our published academics; in schools and settings, you will learn from outstanding partner teachers.
Fees & funding
Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.
Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
Apply directly to us via our online application site *.
* Exceptions to this are:
- Teacher Training (PGCE & EYTS)
- PG Dip Legal Practice PG Dip Law
- Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR): Advanced Certificate & Advanced Diploma
- MA Social Work
- MA Art Psychotherapy
- PGCert/PGDip/MA Play Therapy
4YOUR OFFERReceive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
5SEND US YOUR RESULTSIf we make you a conditional offer, send us your results as soon as you have these so we can confirm your place.
6ACCOMMODATIONApply for our university accommodation if you need it.
7INTERNATIONAL STUDENTSCheck visa regulations and apply for your CAS number if necessary.
8FEES & FUNDINGDiscover more about your funding options and set up your fee payments.
9ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLMENTReceive your online registration and enrolment information.
10WELCOME WEEKAttend Welcome Week and begin your course.