Secondary Education (Technological Education) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


Technological education allows pupils to undertake projects which are engaging, active and challenging. The University of Strathclyde has dedicated facilities for students on this course to be able to experience an environment similar to a teaching classroom. This includes a state-of-the-art wood workshop and a design and digital manufacturing facility. The result is students equipped to teach all subjects from wood craft to 3D printing.

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 with 20 credit points from List A and 40 credit points from List B. 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.

List A - technological subjects such as mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering, sciences, mechatronics, architecture, construction technology and building services.

List B - design and graphic related subjects such as computer-aided design, graphic design, computer-aided design manufacture, industrial design and product design.

You will have to show us that you have practical craft skills.

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


6X90 (Gaelic Medium 6X75)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level