Education, child and youth studies

Are you passionate about improving the lives of children and young people?

Study at UHI for a successful and rewarding career working in education and childcare. There are fascinating options whether you are interested in working in developing skills with young people or teaching in schools, colleges or universities.

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Teacher education

  • Dedicated and experienced teaching staff
  • Providing the only teaching education course in Scotland delivered entirely in Gaelic
  • Distance learning opportunities
  • Supportive peer community
  • Blended course structure

PGDE + PGDE Gaelic + Food, Nutrition and Textiles + Gaelic and Education + Moral and Philosophical Studies with Religious Education + Technological Education


Kelsey, moral and philosophical studies with religious education student

"I've always wanted to be a teacher. This is a four year course that completely sets me up to be a RMPS teacher. I would say to anyone else considering UHI to go for it! The support has been amazing, and we all feel like family."

Kelsey is studying BA (Hons) Moral and Philosophical Studies with Religious Education at HTC, a partner at UHI.

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Graduates progress into a variety of roles:

  • Child development
  • Education and teaching
  • Research and development
  • Youth development and mentoring

As a teacher, you really can change young people’s lives for the better. From promoting their creativity and improving their academic performance to sowing the seeds of life-long learning and developing their career aspirations. No wonder 68% of pupils remember the name of their favourite teacher.*

*Survey commissioned by the Scottish Government, in partnership with YouGov Sept 2019