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Primary Education (PGDE)

West Highland College UHI

Venues

Fort William Campus

Content

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.

This course is offered at ten of our partner colleges who work in partnership with their local authority. It is also offered in partnership with the Scottish Borders council for applicants based in the Borders and registered through Moray College UHI. You will be required to have a home or term-time address in the local authority area of your chosen campus. Graduates of the course will hold provisional registration as a Primary Teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

You will benefit from studying in small, locally based groups while collaborating remotely with other student teachers and tutors across the university’s network of colleges. The programme overlaps significantly with the PGDE Secondary to offer a cross-sector perspective.

A mandatory 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.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate degree, 2:2 Honours preferred. Higher English at C or above (or equivalent) and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5. Those applying for Gaelic pathway must be fluent in Gaelic.

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.

Qualification

Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

English (X100) Gaelic Medium (X103)

Course Length

1 year

Department

Education and Childcare

SCQF Level

11

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