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Course summary

The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, and Shetland Islands Councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The course is also offered in partnership with Scottish Borders council, with applicants based in the Borders registered through UHI Inverness. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 18 weeks in professional practice in schools. The subjects listed below can be studied at the following campuses: UHI Argyll (Oban); UHI Inverness; UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway); UHI Moray; UHI North Highland; UHI Orkney; Perth College UHI; UHI Shetland; the Scottish Borders; or UHI West Highland. • Biology and Science (code: X3BG) • Business Education (code: X3BS • Chemistry and Science (code: X3CS) • Computing Science (code: X3CO) • English (code: X3EN) • Gaelic* • Home Economics (code: X3HO) • Mathematics (code: X3MA) • Physics and Science (code: X3PS) • Technological Education (code: X3TC) • Art (code: X3AR) * not available at Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* • Music (code: X3MS) * not available at Scottish Borders Campus* • Religious Education (code: X3RG) * not available at Scottish Borders Campus* • History (code: X3HS) * not available at Perth or Scottish Borders Campuses* The course is sometimes available at Lochgilphead (through Argyll College UHI) and at Benbecula (through Lews Castle College UHI). This decision is made annually and is dependent on the number of applicants in those areas.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant degree at undergraduate level or above. Preference will be given to those possessing a degree at Honours level, although consideration will also be given to those holding ordinary degrees. Please note: There are subject specific entry guidelines for secondary teaching stipulated by GTC Scotland and detailed in the Frequently Asked Questions document on the University website. It is essential that you read the Frequently Asked Questions prior to submitting your application: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/t4-media/one-web/university/courses/pdfs/pgde-secondary-faqs.pdf This course does not accept applications for deferred entry. Applicants must provide details of their degree, English and Mathematics qualifications within the application, as failure to do so will lead to automatic rejection.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course. Applicants who have lived outside the UK for a period of six or more consecutive months in the past 5 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check(s) from all the relevant country(-ies) prior to enrolment on the programme.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13980 Year 1
International £13980 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
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