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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    Lanarkshire Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

PGDE (PRIMARY) OVERVIEW

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Primary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), giving you the skills, knowledge and experience to build a career as a primary school teacher.

You cover a wide range of subjects that feature in the primary school curriculum including English/Literacy, Health and Wellbeing, and Mathematics/Numeracy.

The PGDE enables you to develop core skills in planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation strategies, classroom and behaviour management, and contemporary issues in Scottish education. You can also study one module at Masters' level which can help you in later years work towards a further qualification.

Successful completion of all elements of the course means that you receive the formal teaching qualification necessary for provisional registration with the GTCS, a requirement for entry into the guaranteed one-year Teacher Induction Scheme in Scotland.

Teaching & Assessment

The PGDE Primary programme is an intense course, comprising 18 weeks of on-campus teaching and 18 weeks of placement in primary schools.

The main pedagogy is interactive lectures and workshops. Collaborative tasks and group learning are integral to the programme.

One of the core modules - School and Professional Studies – is taught through a combination of face-to-face classes and online tutorials.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,000overall cost

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University information

University of the West of Scotland

  • University League Table

    109th

  • Campus address

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2BE, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    180 91%

    6th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    5th

    4

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