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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type

    PGCE, Other

  • Course Fees

    In 2017/18 Scottish and EU £1820, Rest of UK £8000

  • Last Updated

    18 September 2017

Course content

Applications for PGDE Primary Teaching in English have now opened for 2018 entry

This course will prepare you for life as a primary teacher, with the skills and knowledge, to influence the lives of children you teach.

The PGDE consists of 18 weeks study at the university, plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. The placements in schools are arranged nationally and you will be placed in schools within travelling distance of your home or term-time address.

This programme is offered in partnership with local authorities in eight UHI colleges. You will be required to have a home or term-time address in the local authority area of your chosen campus. Graduates of the course will hold provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

You will benefit from studying in small, locally-based groups while collaborating remotely with other student teachers and tutors across the university’s network of colleges. The programme overlaps significantly with the PGDE Secondary to offer a cross-sector perspective.

A three-day residential induction is held at the start of the course with a further one in March which focuses on outdoor learning. Each local cohort will also organise a showcase event at the end of the course, as part of developing leadership.

Further information about studying on our PGDE programmes.

Special features

  • Opportunity to follow a teacher education programme across the Highlands and Islands
  • The course will prepare you for life as a reflective professional, supporting high quality learning for the children you teach
  • The course also offers the option of gaining 40 masters level credits by submission of three assignments at SCQF level 11.

Where can I study my course? - Start Date is in August

Argyll College UHI - Oban

Inverness College UHI

Lews Castle College UHI

Moray College UHI

North Highland College UHI - Thurso

Orkney College UHI

Perth College UHI

Shetland College UHI

Taught modules:

Please see our website for detailed content

Collaborative Practice (20 credits)

Enquiry and Practice (20 credits)

 Reflective Practice (20 credits)

Professional Practice (Primary) (60 credits)

Plus professional practice (60 credits, four placements) For this module students will develop their teaching practice and professional identity as a teacher in four blocks of school placements. These are allocated nationally via the Student Placement System to afford experience of the progressive levels of Curriculum for Excellence:

  • 4 weeks in Nursery and Primary 1, and 4 weeks in Primary 2, 3 or 4 [in school one]
  • 5 weeks in Primary 5, 6 or 7 [in school two]
  • 6 weeks in a Primary class not yet experienced [in school three]

Students will gradually increase the duration and scope of their responsibility for learning, teaching and assessment in their school placement class, culminating in classroom leadership for ten consecutive days during the final 6-week placement.

All modules are compulsory, There is the option to submit three assignments at level 11 to gain 40 Masters level credits.

Funding

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500.

Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year.

See Scholarships tab below for full details

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the ‘visit website’ button below which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select the Apply tab to complete our online application.

You must apply through the main UCAS undergraduate scheme using code H49 for this programme

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

English Language Requirements

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/how-to-apply-to-uhi/english-language-requirements


Visit the Primary Teaching in English page on the University of the Highlands and Islands website for more details!

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