The University of Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

PGDE Primary (Graduates only)

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Course summary

This Professional Graduate Diploma in Education is for graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession in Scotland at primary level. The one-year programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status. We aim to produce successful, reflective teachers, sensitive to the demands of pupils, responsive to changes within the education system and committed to their own continuing professional development. The 36-week primary programme is an intensive programme of study, half of which is spent in placement schools, with the other half spent studying on campus. Your learning follows the chronological sequence of pupil development – the focus is initially on early years, moving to the middle primary and then upper primary years.

Course details

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:

  • Primary

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
X100
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

These entry requirements are for the 2022/23 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2023/24 academic year will be published on 1 July 2022. A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, is preferred, and a high level of experience in a primary school classroom setting. You should also hold SQA Higher English at minimum grade C or GCSE English Language AND GCSE English Literature, both passed at grade C/4 or above, and National 5 Mathematics or Applications of Mathematics at minimum grade B or equivalent qualifications – please contact the admissions office for advice. * [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Selection involves a professional interview. We also expect you to have experience of working with children in formal or informal settings (both employment and volunteering roles will be considered) and an ability to reflect thoughtfully on that experience. You should have some knowledge and understanding of the Scottish curriculum. ###Students from China This degree is Band C. * [Postgraduate entry requirements for students from China](https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/postgraduate-entry/asia/china) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These entry requirements are for the 2023/24 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2024/25 academic year will be published on 1 July 2023. A UK undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent and a high level of experience in a primary school classroom setting. Please contact the admissions office for further advice. You should also hold the following: • SQA Higher English at minimum grade C or GCSE English Language AND GCSE English Literature, both passed at grade C/4 or above, • SQA National 5 Mathematics or Applications of Mathematics (formerly Lifeskills Maths) at grade C or above, GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent. Please contact the admissions office for further advice. * [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Selection involves a professional interview. We also expect you to have experience of working with children in formal or informal settings (both employment and volunteering roles will be considered) and an ability to reflect thoughtfully on that experience. You should have some knowledge and understanding of the Scottish curriculum. ###Students from China This degree is Band C. * [Postgraduate entry requirements for students from China](https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/postgraduate-entry/asia/china)

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&edition=2022&id=121

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Other

We also expect you to have experience of working with children in formal or informal settings (both employment and volunteering roles will be considered) and an ability to reflect thoughtfully on that experience. You should have some knowledge and understanding of the Scottish curriculum.


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
Scotland £1820 Year 1
EU £21200 Year 1
International £21200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
PGDE Primary (Graduates only) at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS