Primary with Academies Enterprise Trust: Yorkshire & Humber Accredited provider: Leeds Trinity University

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

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

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

School Direct training is highly practical with opportunities for trainees to observe experienced and outstanding practitioners with additional bespoke theoretical training led by AET Principals and senior leaders.

Our aims:

*To provide outstanding quality training for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

*To ensure trainees benefit from excellent school-led training with strong mentor support, in-depth study of relevant theoretical frameworks and observation of outstanding practitioners

*To fulfil trainees' potential and increase the supply of well-trained, fully-qualified and inspirational teachers across the Academies Enterprise Trust

What our School Direct programme offers you:

*A high percentage of time spent in schools and academies with staff experienced at training teachers

*A high-quality professional studies programme

*Personal tutor support and a bespoke training plan

*Gradual increase in the number of lessons you teach

*Training delivered by experienced experts including practising teachers and Education Consultants

*An excellent understanding of, and preparation for, the teaching profession

Interview process

Candidates whose application form shows that they meet our short-listing criteria will be invited to an Interview Day. Candidates are also encouraged to have passed the 2 Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to attending interview.

The selection process will usually involve:

*A classroom-based task

*Time with staff/departments

*A formal interview

*A written task

How school placements work

You will spend the majority of time in your main placement school but will also be required to carry out a 2nd placement at another school which is usually for a period of 6 weeks.

Your 2nd placement will provide you with an excellent opportunity to compare and contrast different approaches to all aspects of teaching.


The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government which you repay gradually through small monthly repayments.

Financial support

You may be eligible for a loan while you study.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.



*2.1 degree or above (2.2 may be considered)

*GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) or above in English, Mathematics and Science

Personal qualities

We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people's lives and futures.

Other requirements

*Have passed the DfE's Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy

*Satisfactory clearance fro​m the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

*An ability to communicate clearly and grammatically in spoken and written Standard English

About the training provider

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.

In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.

Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.

To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.

About the accredited provider

Leeds Trinity's School Direct study route leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Professional Certificate in Education (PCE) (Level 6) with the option of gaining a PGCE (Level 7).​

The School Direct primary routes will prepare you to teach ages 3-7 or 5-11, depending on which age range you choose.

School Direct trainees will benefit from:

*high-quality teaching designed by Leeds Trinity and the school partner

*training led by the school and university tutors

*a well-structured programme with three stages to ease you into your PGCE

*potential employment by the lead school on completion​​

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.

Contact details

07990 538911
AET School Direct - Yorkshire
Academies Enterprise Trust


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 2CK
  • Training programme code: 356X

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
G Academies Enterprise Trust: Cottingley Primary Academy Dulverton Grove, Leeds LS11 0H
V Academies Enterprise Trust: Feversham Primary Academy Harewood St, Bradford BD3 (EG

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