University of the West of Scotland

Degree level: Undergraduate

PGDE Primary (Graduates only)

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Course summary

This programme provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), gives you the skills, knowledge an experience to build a career as a primary school teacher. The programme will cover core skills in planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation strategies, classroom and behaviour management and contemporary issues in Scottish education. Most UWS graduates remain in mainstream teaching in the UK or abroad. Others work in specialist educational areas including working with children with additional learning support needs, adult training, museums, writing an publishing, health education, curriculum development, and social services. You will receive the formal teaching qualification necessary for provisional registration with the GTCS, a requirement for entry into the guaranteed one-year Teacher Induction Scheme. Academic Requirements All applicants should hold a degree validated by a university in the UK or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the UK. Given that the demand for places significantly exceeds the number of places, priority is given to applicants who have attained a 2.1 or 1st class Honours degree. All applicants must also have achieved qualifications in both English and Mathematics as follows prior to their application being considered*: English, a minimum of English at SQA Higher Grade C (or equivalent) Mathematics, a Minimum of Mathematics at SQA National 5 Grade C (or equivalent) Applications will be rejected if these minimum qualifications have not been attained prior to application. For more inforamtion on Teaching in Scotland please visit the GTCS website on https://www.gtcs.org.uk/ and for information on entry requirements please visit http://www.gtcs.org.uk/web/FILES/about-gtcs/memorandum-on-entry-requirements.pdf Placement Opportunities Eighteen weeks of school experience placements occur in at least two primary schools/education and childcare settings within local authorities in Scotland. This placements occur in in each school term, with a block of at least four weeks duration taking place towards the end of the PGDE, in early childhood and primary school. Jobs Most UWS graduates remain in mainstream teaching in the UK or abroad. Others work in specialist educational areas including working with children with additional learning support needs, adult training, museums, writing and publishing, health education, curriculum development, and social services.

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

Application codes

Course code:
222V
Institution code:
U40
Campus name:
Lanarkshire Campus
Campus code:
I

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International applicants

Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Given the competitive nature of PGDE Primary the School priority is given to applicants that already hold a Honours degree, an Ordinary Degree or a Masters award that has been validated by a university in the UK or a Honours degree, an Ordinary Degree or a Masters award of an equivalent standard from outside the UK, plus have Higher English at Grade B or above (or equivalent). In addition applicants must also be qualified in Maths at SCQF Level 5 (National 5 (Grade B) , Intermediate 2 (Grade B) or Standard Grade Credit). As a result any applications that are received with pending qualifications may not be considered.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £13325 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are charged per year of the programme
PGDE Primary (Graduates only) at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS