Secondary Education (Home Economics) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Home economics in secondary schools encompasses: health & nutrition; practical food techniques; consumer studies; textile technology.

At Strathclyde, the experienced home economics tutors have wide knowledge in all contexts of Home economics and have established a sound reputation amongst the teaching profession for their pro-active approach to teacher education.

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 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 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


7X88 (Gaelic Medium 7X89)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level