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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

    SCOTTISH & EU
    £1,820 per year of study

    ENGLISH, NORTHERN IRISH & WELSH
    £9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

    CHANNEL ISLANDS & ISLE OF MAN
    £9,250 Cost per year of study for four years but not more than £27,750

    INTERNATIONAL (NON-EU)
    £10,600 per year of study

The 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.

Eighteen weeks of school experience placements occur in at least two primary schools/education and childcare settings within local authorities in Scotland.

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

The programme 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 undertake an additional module at Masters level.

Placement Opportunities

Eighteen weeks are spent on school experience placements in at least two schools; a two week introductory placement followed by five weeks in the same school; then six weeks in a second school and a final five week placement in the second school.

The School of Education

The School of Education at UWS is recognised as one of the most innovative providers of education degrees in the UK. From early years to adult education, students gain rich experience from our innovative courses and graduate with unrivalled career prospects.

Our research informs our teaching courses, influences policy and contributes to wider research networks across the world. Our work into the nature and causes of youth violence, crime and gang culture has had an international impact.

UWS & Education: 2018 League Tables

  • Education at UWS was ranked 4th in the UK & 1st in Scotland for teaching quality and student experience in the Times Good University Guide 2018*
  • Education at UWS was ranked 4th in the UK & 1st in Scotland for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2018*
  • Education at UWS was ranked 13th in the UK & 1st in Scotland for satisfaction with the course, teaching and assessment & feedback in the Guardian University Guide 2018*

* this ranking was achieved for our undergraduate course in initial teacher training

Course Details

You will cover a wide range of subjects that feature in the primary school curriculum.

Subjects

The subjects studied include English/Literacy, Health/Wellbeing and Mathematics/Numeracy.

The programme will also cover core skills in planning, teaching, assessment and evaluation strategies, classroom and behaviour management and contemporary issues in Scotland.

You can also undertake an additional module at Masters level.

Career Prospects

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.

Most UWS graduates remain in mainstream teaching in the UK or abroad. Others work in specialist educational areas including working with children with additional learning support needs, adult training, museums, writing and publishing, health education, curriculum development, and social services.

Academic Requirements

Given the high number of applications, preference is initially given to candidates who currently have an Honours degree and the required qualifications in English and Mathematics. If you are working towards gaining an Honours degree, your application may be considered. If you are currently working towards gaining qualifications in English and Mathematics, you are encouraged to apply from September 2018 for entry in session 2019-20.

Applicants are strongly advised to visit the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s website for full information on what is required to become a teacher in Scotland.


Visit the Primary Education - PGDE page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

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