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

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 course is offered at nine of our partner colleges who work in partnership with their local authority. It is also offered in partnership with the Scottish Borders council for applicants based in the Borders and registered through Moray College UHI. You will be required to have a home or term-time address in the local authority area of your chosen campus. Graduates of the course will hold provisional registration as a Primary Teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. You will benefit from studying in small, locally based groups while collaborating remotely with other student teachers and tutors across the university’s network of colleges. The programme overlaps significantly with the PGDE Secondary to offer a cross-sector perspective. Induction is mandatory and may return to being a three-day residential event in August 2022. Induction arrangements will be subject to national Covid-19 guidelines and confirmed in the Welcome Information sent to incoming students in June. There is a further residential in March each year which focuses on STEM and developing teacher leadership.

Course details


How to apply

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 degree at undergraduate level. An honours degree at 2:2 or above is preferred, as the teaching on the course sits at honours and masters level. Applications will be considered from those not holding honours who are able to evidence sufficient academic capacity to undertake the course, by providing a transcript of their undergraduate degree. It is essential that you read the Frequently Asked Questions document on the University website prior to submitting your application: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/t4-media/one-web/university/study-at-uhi/uhi-pgde-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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000* Year 1
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 from 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, the university offered an automatic scholarship of £3,000. A decision on scholarships for 2022-23 entry is still to be confirmed. 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 For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/
PGDE Primary (English Medium) at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS