Secondary Education (English) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Training to become an English teacher gives you the opportunity to share your passion for the subject, inspiring and shaping the lives of your students.

Teaching English at Secondary level gives you the opportunity to share your passion for your degree subject, open the hearts and minds of your students to new experiences and to develop in them a love of language and literature. You’ll also develop their key literacy skills such as reading, writing, talking and listening which play an integral role in learning across the curriculum.

You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points in English, of which at least 40 points must be in English Literature or Scottish Literature and a maximum of 20 SCQF credit points in Media Studies. 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 require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


8X82 (Gaelic Medium 8X83)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other