Ayr Campus, Lanarkshire Campus
The PGDE Primary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), giving you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher.
Eighteen weeks of school experience placements occur in at least two primary schools/education and childcare settings within local authorities in Scotland.
You cover a wide range of subjects that feature in the primary school curriculum including English/Literacy, Health and Wellbeing, and Mathematics/Numeracy.
The programme enables you to develop core skills in planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation strategies, classroom and behaviour management, and contemporary issues in Scottish education. You can also undertake an additional module at Masters level.
You should hold a degree that has been validated by a university in the UK or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the UK. You also require 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