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:
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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