The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) consists of 18 weeks study at the university, plus 18 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. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker at the start of this course and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. Parts of the course are delivered through the medium of Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in classes that provide Gaelic Medium Education. The Gaelic medium pathway is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, and Perth and Kinross Councils, each working with the university through the relevant local campus at: UHI Argyll UHI Inverness UHI Outer Hebrides UHI Perth Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI UHI West Highland 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 course is taught with the PGDE Primary (English medium) and overlaps significantly with the PGDE Secondary to offer a cross-sector perspective. A mandatory three-day residential induction is held at the start of the course with a further one in March which focuses on STEM and developing teacher leadership. Each local cohort will also organise a showcase event at the end of the course, as part of developing leadership.
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.
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
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 the 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.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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