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This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher in Gaelic Medium Education (GME), with the skills and knowledge, to influence the lives of the young people you teach.
The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university (based at Lews Castle College, Stornoway and at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway), plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools.
You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker, your language proficiency will be assessed through interview. On this pathway parts of the course are delivered through the medium of Gaelic, all written assessments will be done in Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in a GME setting, plus one placement in an English speaking classroom.
Plus professional practice in the Nicolson Institute, other secondary schools in the Western Isles and other GME settings
Full Time: 1 year (August to June)
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 university partner college for more information.
Graduates will hold provisional registration as a secondary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland). This qualifies students to apply for the GTC Scotland induction year, which can allow teachers to qualify for full registration.
Graduates can progress to the UHI MEd Critical Enquiry or other UK Masters programmes
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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.