The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is the graduate entry route to those who want to become a Primary or Secondary teacher in Scotland. The PGDE is an internationally recognised qualification, newly qualified teachers will be able to apply for qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent in their home country. Why PGDE Business Education at Strathclyde? This course is a professional training course which qualifies you to teach secondary education. The qualification is recognised throughout the world and is regulated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish Government. You learn from on-campus classes and 18 weeks of placements in schools in Scotland. The qualification allows you to teach in locations worldwide. If you're a Scottish, rest of UK or EU student, you're guaranteed a job for one year in a Scottish school after you graduate. Your Career A degree in education will equip you for a range of careers working with children and young people. Most of our PGDE graduates go on to work as teachers in secondary schools across the country. Recent graduate job titles include: Secondary Teacher Head Teacher Further Education Lecturer Special Educational Needs Teacher
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
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
An honours degree in business and management, or international equivalent. Ordinary degrees are accepted when accompanied by two years of full-time (or equivalent) relevant experience. Degree must include: a minimum of 40 SCQF credits at SCQF level 7 or above, and 40 SCQF credits at SCQF level 8 or above, from the following subjects: 15 credits in accounting, 15 credits in economics, remaining credits coming from modules relevant to the business education school curriculum, for example, marketing, human resources, management. Masters-levels credits are not accepted. For IT qualifications, applications must be able to demonstrate evidence of study within 5 years of the course start date related to relevant Information Technology Skills. These include: Higher (SCQF Level 6) Administration & Information Technology Grade C or above, Higher (SCQF Level 6) Computing Science Grade C or above, PDA Information Technology in Business, Open University module TM111 Intro to Computing & IT 1, Advanced ECDL (minimum of 3 module passes), HNC/HND units in IT (minimum 3 credits).
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£15150*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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PGDE - UG
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