Leeds Beckett University (Secondary)

School Direct with Leeds Beckett University

At Leeds Beckett University, we run PGCE courses leading to Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) for Secondary 11-16.

All courses share the same structure. To achieve a PGCE of 60 Master’s level credits, you will undertake 3 University-based modules, which focus upon developing your critical thinking through linking classroom practice to theory and research. The modules – Child Development, Pedagogy and Assessment; Practitioner Enquiry; and The Professional Practitioner – are delivered by published academics with specialist age phase/ subject knowledge.

To train to be a teacher you also need to meet the Teachers’ Standards. To help scaffold your learning and development for QTS, you will therefore engage with 2 Frameworks which Course Leaders have developed with partner schools: Applied Pedagogy 1; and Applied Pedagogy 2. Applied Pedagogy 1 involves taught sessions which will take place either at University or in your Partnership of schools or a combination of both; Applied Pedagogy 2 will be facilitated in school throughout your placements.

At Leeds Beckett University, you will be supported by both a Personal Tutor and a Link Tutor. Your Personal Tutor will help you with your academic work; your Link Tutor will visit you in school, working alongside your school Mentor to provide you with the feedback you need to become a fantastic teacher.

For postgraduate trainees, bursaries are available. To find out more and check your eligibility, please visit our website: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/

For access to our teacher training prospectus, please visit: http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/teach/

For more specific details relating to your chosen age phase, please email the Course Leader:

Age Phase Course Leader Email Address
11-16 Peter Mellor p.mellor@leedsbeckett.ac.uk