Secondary Education with Supported Induction Route (Chemistry with Science) (PGCE)

University of Dundee


City Campus


With this route into teaching you can study while receiving over £22,500 (gross) in financial support over the duration of the programme.

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) in Scottish schools.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points relevant to the teaching qualification, including organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. 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.

Progression Routes

The programme (accredited by the GTC for Scotland) prepares graduates to teach Chemistry in secondary schools.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

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