Taught course

Pastoral Care, Guidance and Pupil Support

Institution
University of Aberdeen · School of Education
Qualifications
MEdPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this programme like all other PGT programmes is a 2:2 or better from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances applicants without this qualification may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Director subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This postgraduate programme is open to all professionals who have a caring role with young people.

It meets the continuing professional development needs of those who wish to extend their skills and knowledge into new areas of guidance, care and support which pertain within their establishment, but in particular, within an educational setting.

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.

In addition, each module has specific aims relevant to the content covered.

Qualification and course duration

MEd

distance learning
36 months
online
36 months
flexible
36 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
distance learning
24 months
flexible
24 months
online
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months
online
12 months
flexible
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1224 274776