Primary Education (PGDE)

UHI Outer Hebrides


Outer Hebrides Campus, Benbecula Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Cnoc Sollier


This course will prepare you for life as a primary teacher, with the skills and knowledge, to influence the lives of children you teach.

The PGDE consists of 18 weeks study at the university, plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. The placements in schools are arranged nationally and you will be placed in schools within travelling distance of your home or term-time address. You will be able to choose from two pathways, English and Gaelic.

Taught modules:
The critical and enquiring professional; Children and their curriculum; Children and their learning; Professional practice.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree at 2:2, Honours preferred plus Higher English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5. Those applying for Gaelic pathway must be fluent in Gaelic.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


X100 (Gaelic Medium X103)

Course Length

1 year


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other