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Primary Education (PGDE)

University of the West of Scotland

Venues

Ayr Campus, Lanarkshire Campus

Content

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.

Entry Requirements

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, preferably at B plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5, preferably at B.

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

August

Qualification

Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

222V

Course Length

1 year

Faculty

School of Education and Social Sciences

Department

Education

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.uws.ac.uk

Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other