Secondary Education (Design and Technology/Technological Education) (PGDE)

University of the Highlands and Islands


Argyll College UHI, Inverness College UHI, Moray College UHI, Lews Castle College UHI, North Highland College UHI, Orkney College UHI, Shetland College UHI, West Highland College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


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

The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 120 SCQF credit points with 40 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, 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 demonstrate that you have practical craft skills.

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


X3TC (Gaelic Medium X130)

Course Length

1 year


Education and Child Care

SCQF Level