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PGDE Primary (English Medium)

Entry requirements


A level

D

In English or GCSE English Language (C or above) and English Literature (C or above) or equivalent, plus GCSE Mathematics (C or above) or equivalent. These must be held prior to application to the course.

Scottish Higher

C

In English plus Maths or Lifeskills Maths National 5 at grade C or above, or SQA Intermediate 2 or Standard grade Credit or equivalent. These must be held prior to application to the course.

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21-24

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Primary teaching

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£12,360
per year
International
£12,360
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Shetland UHI

Inverness College UHI

Orkney College UHI

Lews Castle College UHI

Moray College UHI Scottish Borders Campus

North Highland College UHI

Perth College UHI

Moray College UHI

West Highland College UHI

Argyll College UHI

Department:

Humanities, Education and Gaelic

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100%
UK students
0%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
20%
2:1 or above
31%
First year drop out rate

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Education and teaching

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