PGDE Primary (Gaelic Medium) Professional Graduate Diploma

University of the Highlands and Islands

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Full-time | Argyll College UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20
  • Full-time | Argyll College UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20
  • Full-time | Inverness College UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20
  • Full-time | Lews Castle College UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20
  • Full-time | Perth College UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20
  • Full-time | Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20
  • Full-time | West Highland College UHI | 1 Years | AUG-20

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    20 (Education)
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    Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland)

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Course Summary

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.

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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.

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£9,000 per year

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About this University

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 innovative approach to learning and distinctive research and curriculum – enriched by the people, environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands.


Argyll College UHI

Argyll College Uhi

Glenshellach Business Park


PA34 4RY