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PGCE Business


Course Description

Leeds Trinity University 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):

- Leeds Trinity PGCE courses are well-established, with a longstanding reputation for excellence. Trainees do well on our courses, gain employment and progress in their careers.
- The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Business programme offers well-structured training to teach pupils across the age and ability range in a diversity of schools, denominational and non-denominational.
- Taught university training is provided by classroom experienced subject experts. University tutors are dedicated to supporting you throughout the course and into your first job as a teacher.
- The employment rate of our students is extremely high and graduates have readily obtained teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools.
- The course qualifies you to teach Business/Economics and related subjects leading to traditional and vocational qualifications, providing opportunities to develop particular interests at Key Stages 4 and 5.

Benefits of PGCE Business

- We are a well-established provider of Business Studies teachers with strong links with schools in Yorkshire and across the North East.
- The employment rate of our students is very high. Our graduates take up teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools.
- The course is suitable for applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds with relevant commercial and industrial experience.

Graduate Destinations

97% of our PGCE secondary graduates have become teachers within six months of graduation, according to our most recent HESA survey.​

Study Route

You can choose to study PGCE Business via the following routes:​

- The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Provider-led programme led by the University with placements in partnership schools. Trainees spend in excess of 24 weeks in schools, undertaking two contrasting teaching placements.
- PGCE School Direct programmes are a partnership between Leeds Trinity University and schools. Trainees normally spend most of their time in schools, with tuition provided by University tutors based at the school, and expert school teachers.

Find out more about our partners that provide this study route:​ Beckfoot School, Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford and Keighley, and Mosaic Teacher Training.

Visit the PGCE Business page on the Leeds Trinity University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You'll need a good honours degree (2:2 or above) with a significant proportion of Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and/or Economics; GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) English and Mathematics; to have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy (More information is available at sta.education.gov.uk).

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