UCAS code X100 (English) X103 (Gaelic)
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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.
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:
Maths or Lifeskills Maths:
Relevant experience already gained and given expression in the applicant's accompanying personal statement will be taken into consideration.
Applicants for the Gaelic pathway must be fluent Gaelic speakers
Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course
Plus professional practice in schools in Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Full Time: 1 year
The following fees apply to our PGDE for 2016-17:
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There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying. Students who are resident and studying in Scotland can apply for their fees to be paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). SAAS will determine eligibility.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.
Graduates will hold provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. This qualifies students to apply for the GTCS's induction year, which can allow teachers to qualify for full registration.
Graduates can progress to the UHI MEd Critical Enquiry and other UK Masters programmes
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Applications for the PGDE in Primary Education must be made through the main UCAS scheme in the same way as undergraduate programmes, and not through UCAS Teacher Training. This applies to all institutions in Scotland delivering the PGDE.
This course does not accept deferred Entry to 2017-18, a new application will need to be made in September 2016.
Please note: Applications for the PGDE in Primary Education (English) are now closed at all campuses for September 2016 entry. The PGDE in Primary Education (Gaelic) still has vacancies and remains open.
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.