Secondary Education (Home Economics) (PGDE)

Queen Margaret University


Are you are a health sciences, food or science-related graduate looking for an inspiring, challenging and socially empowering career? This new one-year course will give you an internationally recognised qualification to become a secondary school home economics teacher.

The course will take you way beyond the kitchen to explore vital contemporary issues in home economics such as the correlation between nutrition, wellbeing and cognitive/emotional development. You’ll learn how to help build resilient and sustainable communities through a better understanding of the basics of nutrition and health equality. As a graduate of this unique course you will have gained the practical skills and research-driven knowledge you need to help young people face the challenges of 21st century citizenship.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points from at least two of: consumer studies; food studies; food or textile technology; nutrition. A further 40 credits are needed in any home economics area relevant to the home economics curriculum in Scottish schools. 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.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management


Teacher Education

SCQF Level



Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display