Secondary Education (Music) (PGDE)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Renfrew Street Campus


The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Music) is a vocational, one-year programme for graduates who aspire to teach music in secondary schools. On this programme, you will engage with intensive studies in education (professional studies) and 90 days of school placement.

Following graduation, you will qualify for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). All eligible graduates are guaranteed a probationary year of classroom teaching. GTCS standards are recognised in the UK and internationally.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points relevant to the teaching qualification, 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 at B.

Your degree must have included studying music over at least three years. You must be able to demonstrate the following intellectual music skills:

You are expected to demonstrate competency in practical musical skills across the following:
You should have experience of music technology in some format.

If you do not meet all requirements, you will have to demonstrate competency at interview.

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



SCQF Level



Career Area

Performing Arts