Primary Education including Catholic Teachers' Certificate (PGDE)

University of Glasgow


Dumfries Campus


If you are an aspiring teacher, this programme will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to become the committed professional necessary for today’s schools.

This PGDE programme provides support for, and emphasis on, the initial teacher education of those who intend to teach in Catholic schools through the Catholic Teacher Certificate route. The design of this pathway necessarily reflects the sector requirements for teaching Religious Education in the Catholic school and prospective applicants should consider this before applying.

As well as offering courses in educational and curricular issues, the programme also highlights the importance of practitioner enquiry. This systematic reflection on teaching in the classroom gives the programme its distinctive Masters character.

The programme consists of 18 weeks of study in the University and 18 weeks of school experience in our partner schools.

Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent. Whilst all degree classifications will be considered (including non-honours/ordinary degrees), priority will be given to applicants who have attained a 2:1 honours degree.

You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 or equivalent.

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

10 months


College of Social Sciences


School of Education

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other