Primary Education (PGDE)

UHI Shetland


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


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

A three-day residential induction is held at the start of the course with a further one in March which focuses on outdoor learning. Each local cohort will also organise a showcase event at the end of the course, as part of developing leadership.

The PGDE consists of 18 weeks study at the university, plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. The placements in schools are arranged nationally and you will be placed in schools within travelling distance of your home or term-time address.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree, Honours preferred. Higher English at C or above (or equivalent) and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


X100 (English Medium X3EN)

Course Length

1 year


Education and Childcare

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other