This course in Gaelic still has vacancies for 2016/17
Applications for PGDE Primary Teaching in English are now closed for 2016/17.
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. You will be able to choose from two pathways, English and Gaelic.
If you wish to apply for the Gaelic pathway you must be a fluent Gaelic speaker, your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. On this pathway, parts of the course are delivered through the medium of Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in a Gaelic setting.
Graduates of the course will hold provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Opportunity to follow a teacher education programme across the Highlands and Islands
Gaelic pathway available at Inverness College UHI; Lews Castle College UHI, Stornoway;and Argyll College UHI, Oban for fluent Gaelic speakers
The course will prepare you for life as a reflective professional, supporting high quality learning for the children you teach
For the taught element of the course, you will study through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures, and online study through the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE)
The practical element takes place in schools
Where can I study my course?
Argyll College UHI - Oban
Inverness College UHI
Lews Castle College UHI
Moray College UHI
North Highland College UHI - Thurso
Orkney College UHI
Shetland College UHI
The critical and enquiring professional
Children and their curriculum
Children and their learning
Plus professional practice in schools in Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Top five reasons to study at UHI
1. Do something different: our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum which often reflects the unique environment and culture of our region and closely links to vocational skills required by a range of sectors.
2. Flexible learning options mean that you can usually study part time or full time. Some courses can be studied fully online from home or work, others are campus-based.
3. Choice of campuses – we have campuses across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Each campus is different from rich cultural life of the islands; the spectacular coasts and mountains; to the bright lights of our city locations.
4. Small class sizes mean that you have a more personal experience of university and receive all the support you need from our expert staff
5. The affordable option - if you already live in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland you don't have to leave home and incur huge debts to go to university; we're right here on your doorstep
Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate
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.
If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links beow or call on 0845 272 3600.
An exciting and diverse student life awaits our international students. Choose to study in one of the larger urban centres of the region, such as Perth, Inverness or Elgin, or in one of the smaller towns or island communities, including the Western and Northern Isles. http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international
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
A degree at undergraduate level or above, preference will be given to those possessing a degree at Honours level, though consideration will also be given to those holding ordinary degrees,PLUS:English: ◾Scottish Higher level grade C or above, OR ◾A level at grade D, OR ◾GCSE English Language (B) and English Literature (B) or equivalent, ANDMaths or Lifeskills Maths: ◾National 5 at grade C or above, OR ◾SQA Intermediate 2 or Standard grade Credit OR ◾GCSE Mathematics (Grade B or above) or equivalentOther specific requirements are listed on the course page on our website