This course is the first stage you need to complete if you are following the traditional route into secondary education. It covers the Initial Teacher Education phase of your career. When followed by a successful induction year working within a school (Teaching Induction Scheme), you will be qualified to teach Chemistry throughout Scotland. We prepare you to teach aspects of the science content of the broad general education phase and the senior phase related to the Chemistry National Qualification. Through two on-campus study modules combined with three school placements, you gain vital classroom skills and experience while also learning the theory of teaching Chemistry to children and young adults. You also explore the requirements for teachers to support literacy, numeracy, health and well-being. Small class sizes mean you will benefit from a strong supportive community of staff and students. You will receive individual support throughout the course from an allocated tutor, who will also visit and assess you on each of your placements. Additionally you will be allocated a mentor from within the schools you are working in. You'll also be able to choose from a range of elective options. These offer additional guidance in areas such as outdoor learning, cooperative learning, and drama. You may be eligible to receive a Scottish Government bursary worth up to £20,000. These bursaries are for people looking to change careers and become secondary school teachers in certain STEM subjects.
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:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
You must have an SCE Higher grade pass in English or equivalent, A National Qualification in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5 (for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2) or equivalent, and either - A degree from a higher education institution in the United Kingdom - Or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the United Kingdom The content of your degree must be relevant to the subject you want to teach. TSQC is the term given to the parts of your degree which are related to the subject as it is taught in Scottish secondary schools and which qualify you to enter a secondary teaching course As a general rule, a TSQC will represent approximately one third of the total study in one academic year (at least 80 undergraduate credit points of which 40 have to be at Level 8 or above) for the SCQF Framework for higher education. Your degree must contain passes in at least two Teaching Subject Qualifying Credits (TSQC) in the subject you want to teach. Students are required to have a satisfactory Disclosure check before commencing the course You will also need ready access to the internet to complete the course
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.
General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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