The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle na Eilean Siar, Highland Council and Perth and Kinross Council, each working with the university through their local campus. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks' study at the university plus 18 weeks in professional practice in schools. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker prior to the start of the course and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. On this course you will complete the majority of your school practice in a Gaelic medium education (GME) setting, subject to Local Authority availability. The subjects listed below can be studied at the following campuses: UHI Argyll (Oban); UHI Inverness; UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway); UHI Perth; Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (Isle of Skye); or UHI West Highland (Fort William): Art and Design* Biology and Science Business Education Chemistry and Science Computing Science English Gaelic History* Home Economics Mathematics Music* Physics and Science Religious Education* Technological Education The course is sometimes available at Lochgilphead (through UHI Argyll) and at Benbecula (through UHI Outer Hebrides). This decision is made annually and is dependent on the number of applicants in those areas. *Not available in Perth
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
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.
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.
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
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 You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker and able to read and write in Gaelic. 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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Fees and funding
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