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Full time August PGCE, Other 9 Months
Education (11)

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The Primary Education - PGDE programme at UWS is your pathway to becoming a qualified primary school teacher in Scotland. With a strong focus on practical experience, you'll spend 18 weeks on school placements, gaining valuable hands-on teaching skills. The programme covers a wide range of subjects including English, Health and Wellbeing, and Mathematics. You'll develop core skills in planning, teaching, assessment, and classroom management. What's unique about this programme is the opportunity to undertake an additional module at Masters level. Entry requirements include a UK-validated degree, Higher English (or equivalent), and Mathematics qualifications. Join UWS and embark on a rewarding career in education.

About the course

This PGDE (Primary) 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 will 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 organisation, building relationships in the classroom, and contemporary issues in Scottish education.

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Entry Requirements

We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Given the competitive nature of PGDE Primary the School shall only consider applicants who already hold an Honours degree that has been validated by a university in the UK or an Honours degree of an equivalent standard from outside the UK, plus have Scottish Higher English at Grade C or above, or equivalent. In addition applicants must also be qualified in Maths at SCQF Level 5 - SQA National 5 (Grade B), SQA Intermediate 2 (Grade B) or SQA Standard Grade (Credit), or equivalent.

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Where will I study?

Where is University of the West of Scotland


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