Taught course

Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

University of Aberdeen · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to come from an educational background, either secondary, primary or FE and will normally require to be honours graduates or be able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The general aims of the programme are to extend the skills, knowledge and understanding of the participants in the following ways:

  • critical evaluation and application of advanced professional knowledge and understanding;
  • commitment to critical self-evaluation and development;
  • enhanced and highly effective professional performance;
  • personal and professional commitment to an extended professional role and wider professional vision;
  • advocacy of change and professional action aimed at the development and improvement of practice;
  • development of professional values and knowledge through reflective and evidence-based practice;
  • working with others to bring about change and improvement to practice;
  • bridging theory and practice and critically applying and challenging research findings.

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


block mode
36 months


block mode
24 months


block mode
12 months

Course contact details

School of Education
+44 (0)1224 274776