PDGE Primary (Gaelic Medium) Professional Graduate Diploma

University of the Highlands and Islands

Key Information

Course duration: 1 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 57th for Education (View subject table)

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    4.25 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: X103

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE 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.
SQA 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.

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Home students: £9,000 per year
EU students: £1,820 per year

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The Course


This course will prepare you for life as a primary teacher, with the skills and knowledge, to influence the lives of children you teach. 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. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker at the start of this programme and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. Parts of the programme are delivered through the medium of Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in classes that provide Gaelic Medium Education. This programme is offered in partnership with local authorities in seven UHI colleges. You will be required to have a home or term-time address in the local authority area the college is in. Graduates of the course will hold provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Start Dates

  • August 2019 at Perth College UHI

University of the Highlands and Islands

The University of the Highlands and Islands is the UK's leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in Scotland, its partnership of 13 independent regional colleges and research institutions has a national and international reach. Its reputation is built on an...

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Postal Address

Humanities, Education and Gaelic
University of the Highlands and Islands
Crieff Road

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