Secondary Education (Music) (PGDE)

University of the Highlands and Islands


Shetland College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one year (36 weeks) full-time course of professional training accredited by the General Teaching Council for Scotland. It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes which are necessary to prepare them as new secondary school teachers.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points in Music. 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.

Your degree must have included studying music over at least three years. You must be able to demonstrate the following music skills:

· musical repertoire and musical contexts

· an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches

· analysing, synthesising and interrogating musical materials

· instrumental performance

· vocal performance

· keyboard performance.

You must be able to show us that you are familiar with and can use music technology.

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


W3X1 (Gaelic Medium X130)

Course Length

1 year


Education and Child Care

SCQF Level