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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary is for graduates who want to become subject-specialist teachers in the secondary sector. This programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status.

This is an intensive programme of study, divided equally between University-based and school-based activities.

The programme is designed to prepare you for the range of roles that teachers are expected to play: A competent, reflective classroom practitioner; A collaborator who contributes to the wider informal curriculum of the school; A subject specialist and a curriculum developer; A teacher in society, whether building strong relationships with parents or contributing to national policy debates.

You will develop the capacity to become a transformative teacher, making a positive impact on the outcomes of learners, with the capacity to become a future leader in the profession. To this end, we focus on teaching student teachers to use their powerful subject knowledge to create interesting, relevant and progressive teaching.

Career opportunities

On successful completion of this programme, students are recommended to contact the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) for provisional registration. Full registration is awarded on the completion of one satisfactory year of teaching the subject(s) for which qualification has been gained through this programme.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,100per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 103 3

    2nd out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    158 83%

    9th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    65th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.51 70%

    98th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    192 93%

    2nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    43rd

    11

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