The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary / high school teaching.
The PGDE is carried out in partnership with schools and you will spend half of your time on the course (some 18 weeks), in real school placements. University-based study focuses on: curriculum, methods of teaching, learning and assessment alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.
You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points from subjects such as Animal Biology, Biochemistry, Human Biology or Biomolecular Sciences. 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.
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.
School of Education and Social Sciences