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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    Ayr Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

PGDE (SECONDARY) OVERVIEW

Our Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Secondary course provides the formal teaching qualification for provisional registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), preparing you for a career in secondary / high school teaching.

The PGDE is carried out in partnership with schools and you will spend half of your time on the course (some 18 weeks), in real school placements. University-based study focuses on: curriculum, methods of teaching, learning and assessment alongside theoretical and practical aspects of professional studies in education.

PGDE teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas (you may select one or two of the following ten subject areas, depending on your qualifications):

  • Art & Design
  • Biology with Science / Chemistry with Science / Physics with Science
  • English
  • French / German / Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education

ASSESSMENT

Our PGDE Secondary courses are assessed using a variety of assessment methods including:

  • written assignments
  • coursework
  • practical assessment

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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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