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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    Argyll College UHI

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is special about this course?

The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle na Eilean Siar, Highland Council and Perth and Kinross Council, each working with the university through their local campus. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks' study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker prior to the start of the course and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. On this course you will complete the majority of your school practice in a Gaelic medium education (GME) setting, subject to Local Authority availability.

The subjects listed below can be studied at the following campuses: Argyll College UHI (Oban); Inverness College UHI; Lews Castle College UHI (Stornoway); Perth College UHI; Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI (Isle of Skye); or West Highland College UHI (Fort William):

  • Biology and Science
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry and Science
  • Computing Science
  • English
  • Gaelic
  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Science
  • Technological Education

The course is sometimes available at Lochgilphead (through Argyll College UHI) and at Benbecula (through Lews Castle College UHI). This decision is made annually and is dependent on the number of applicants in those areas.

Special features

  • Opportunity to undertake secondary education programme in a Gaelic medium setting
  • Linked Local Authorities offer the majority of our graduates an induction year within their schools, following successful completion of the course.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be guaranteed a one-year training post as part of the GTCS Teacher Induction Scheme. Linked Local Authorities plan to offer an induction year to students within their schools.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,360per year

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 Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 199
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.44 89%

    6th

    1

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