In common with most Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes, a total of half of the duration, namely 18 weeks, is spent in school experience. Some of the time spent in school experience may be negotiated with the schools. Placements must be in at least two schools and there are three placement blocks in total.
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.
The programme (accredited by the GTC for Scotland) prepares graduates to teach Home Economics in secondary schools.
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