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PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Leeds Trinity University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

During your course you will gain the benefits of assimilating early on into schools within our MAT, as well as gaining tuition and expertise from Leeds Trinity University which has an excellent track record in Initial Teacher Education.

  • Stage A - September - December - Introduction to Teaching. You will spend three days a week in your first placement school for the first 5 weeks. You will initially be observing, but will lead up to teaching some lessons by Christmas. Two days a week will be in university building up your subject teaching methods. You develop your professional studies in cross-trust development sessions with senior members of staff. From October until Christmas you will be based in your placement school with one day a week in university.

  • Stage B - January- March Developing your Knowledge. You will be in your second placement school five days a week , building up to 60% of an NQT timetable - 12 lessons a week. University days are built into this period.

  • Stage B March until June . 9 weeks of school placement, with some university days. By the end you will be teaching about 16 lessons a week.

You will qualify with a PGCE and be ready for a successful career in teaching.

School placements

All our schools are easily accessible from the M62 corridor. You will mostly be teaching in the 11-16 age range, but there may be opportunities for gaining sixth form experience. We place trainees based on the availability of quality mentors within a school, but will take into consideration any special requests.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

A degree with relevant content , classification 2:2 or above.

Personal qualities

We are looking for dedicated future professionals who are resilient, flexible, hardworking and with a real love of subject. Teaching is an exciting and fulfilling career, and we would like to train future colleagues who want to work with us and our pupils.

Other requirements

All offers are subject to enhanced DBS checks

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,000.

About the training provider

Welcome to the Rodillian Multi Academy Trust. We have successfully transformed a number of academies across Yorkshire, improving whole school performance for our students thanks to our unique, pioneering approach. In 2018, we were named in a report by the Education Policy Institute as the top performing Multi Academy Trust in the country. The Rodillian Multi Academy Trust Training Alliance are delighted to offer the opportunity to train through the School Direct initiative across a variety of secondary schools in Leeds, Featherstone and Selby. (

Why train with Rodillian? We believe that the best way to start a teaching career is to develop your experience of schools from the outset, and the joint courses between Rodillian and Leeds Trinity University and Leeds Beckett University provides this in a supportive balanced manner. Benefits of the Rodillian training programme:

  • You will be accepted and inducted as a colleague from day one.
  • You will receive mentoring from well-trained, outstanding practitioners and train with the teachers who made us the top performing MAT in 2018.
  • You will train in a trust where traditional behaviour management is a foundation which allows all teachers to concentrate on teaching their subject.
  • You will be given the opportunity to explore our innovative resilience curriculum which strives to develop a Growth Mindset in all our students
  • You will train in a trust that offers excellent employment opportunities.

Interview process

You will be invited to interview at one of our academies. The interview panel will comprise of the Head of Training for the Rodillian, a subject expert, and another senior leader. A tutor from Leeds Trinity University may also be in attendance. The day will comprise of:

  • A welcome talk.
  • A short teaching task which you will discuss with the interview panel.
  • A tour given by students
  • A formal interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All our training locations are fully accessible and we would support individual needs.

Contact this training provider

01757 707731
Rodillian Academy
Longthorpe Lane
Lofthouse, Wakefield
England - Yorkshire and the Humber

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

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