Secondary Education (Music) (PGDE)

Orkney College UHI


Kirkwall, Outreach


This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of the young people you teach.

The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools.

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


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level