Secondary Education (with supported induction route) (PGCE)

University of Dundee


City Campus


Unlike other routes into teaching currently available in Scotland, with this programme you can study while receiving the equivalent of a probationer teacher’s salary.

Running from January to January, it brings together the first two steps in your career as a teacher, the initial teacher education programme and the Teacher Induction Scheme, and you will be fully registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), allowing you to teach pupils of secondary age in your subject specialism (Chemistry, Computing, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physics) in Scottish schools.

A distinctive feature of this programme is the opportunity for on-campus time, self-directed and tutor-directed study time, integrated with in-school experience and local authority led learning, throughout the 52 weeks. You will be linked with a school in one of our four partner local authorities (Angus, Dundee, Fife or Perth and Kinross) and will be allocated a supporter, who will mentor and coach you throughout your time in school. The 37-week school experience placement will give you opportunities to develop continuous, close working relationships with your school-based supporter, the school and its community.

Entry Requirements

Your degree must contain passes in at least two Teaching Subject Qualifying Credits (TSQC) in the subject you want to teach. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Apply via the programme application form and return to

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Full time


Apply through the university

Course Length

52 weeks


Education and Social Work

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General