University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

PGDE Primary (English Medium)

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Course summary

This course will prepare you for life as a primary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of children you teach. The PGDE consists of 18 weeks study at the university, plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. The placements in schools are arranged nationally and you will be placed in schools within travelling distance of your home or term-time address. This programme is offered in partnership with local authorities in eight UHI colleges, so you will be required to have a home or term-time address in the same local authority area as your enrolling UHI college. Graduates of the course will gain provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Course details


How to apply

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If you already have a 2021 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. Details of these are available in the Frequently Asked Questions document on the University website. 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. 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 10 years will also be required to provide a criminal record check(s) from all the relevant country(-ies) prior to enrolment on the programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £12360 Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12360 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU student commencing their studies in 2021-22 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as international for tuition fee purposes. For 2021-22, students will get an automatic scholarship of £3,000. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled/settled status, will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scotland-domiciled fee rate, which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit www.saas.gov.uk
PGDE Primary (English Medium) at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS