Secondary Education (Home Economics) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education - PGDE - (Secondary) ensures that students enter teaching with professional skills, attitudes and competencies to focus their subject expertise on teaching and learning in the modern secondary school. The course recruits graduates from a full range of secondary teaching disciplines and is attended by UK, EU and international students. The Course is recognised as a valid teaching qualification throughout the world.

Secondary school teachers are able to qualify to teach one or two subject areas of the secondary curriculum. All subject areas in the Scottish secondary curriculum are available. PGDE (Secondary) is designed to meet the Benchmarks for Initial Teacher Education.

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


7X88 (Gaelic Medium 7X89)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display