Teacher training at Leicester

At Leicester, we have a long and proud history of training outstanding primary and secondary school teachers with excellent employment prospects.

With great opportunities for career progression and the chance to make a real difference to children's lives, becoming a teacher can be wonderfully rewarding - indeed, some say it's the best job in the world.

All our courses, when successfully completed, lead to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 90 Level 7 (Masters) credits, and Qualified Teacher Status.

Training to teach at the University of Leicester

The School of Education at the University of Leicester has over 60 years' experience in teacher training, and works in partnership with over 200 schools across the region – so we know what it takes to make great teachers.


See our primary and secondary PGCE courses, including University-led and School Direct options, and subject specialisms for secondary education.

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Why Leicester?

Find out why Leicester is a dynamic, inspiring and supportive place to start your teaching career.

More about training here

About the PGCE

Whichever course you choose and however you choose to study, your PGCE course will include the same core elements. Find out more about course duration, content and assessment.

About the PGCE

Study routes

Picking the right route to take when training to teach can be confusing. See our guide to the three PGCE study routes at the University of Leicester, and find out more about each.

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Applying for a PGCE at Leicester

Find out about applying for a PGCE with us, including information on vacancies, entry requirements, UCAS Teacher Training, shortlisting and selection days and more.

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Open evenings and events

If you're interested in training to teach, we recommend attending an event run by the University or our partners. These are an opportunity to chat to those running the course and find out more about what is involved.

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Frequently asked questions

Many of our applicants and future students ask similar questions when preparing to apply for or begin a PGCE at Leicester - find our answers here.

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Contact us

See the contact details for our Primary and Secondary PGCE teams, who are happy to help should you have any queries.

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