Entry requirements

This award is aimed at graduates with a degree living and working in partner authorities - Angus, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Highland and Moray who have demonstrated an interest in teaching children through a range of experiences in both formal and informal settings. Where applicants hold a degree qualification that is an undergraduate degree, preference may be given to those holding the relevant English and Mathematics qualifications at the time of application.

Graduate (Degree) with relevant experience working with young people (formally or informally);

Higher English at Grade C or above - or equivalent; Mathmatics National 5 at Grade C or above; Standard Grade at Grade 2 or above; Intermediate 2 at Grade C or above - or equivalent; MUST meet the relevant partnership local authority criteria;

Competent ICT skills appropriate in engaging in online distance learning.

Months of entry

August

Course content

The DLITE PGDE Primary has blended online learning activities, with live interactive online tutorials, ‘Network’ Saturdays within the partnership authority, and full-time placements in schools.

Applicants can only apply where a partnership agreement exists between the Local Authority and the University. Our partners are Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Highland and Moray.

Students’ professional competency is assessed on full-time School Experience courses through a combination of university tutor observations and School Reports on their progress.

The campus based full-time PGDE programme is offered on a full-time basis over 36 weeks with 18 weeks spent on placement in schools in our partner Local Authorities, and the other 18 weeks spent on campus. The DLITE PGDE Primary is also offered on a part-time basis, over 18 months, in conjunction with specific local authority partnerships, and with 18 weeks full-time placements in the partnership schools.

The DLITE PGDE Primry has blended online learning activities, with live interactive online tutorials, 'Network' Saturdays within the partnership authority, and full-time placements in schools.

Students professional competency is assessed on full-time School Experience courses through a combination of university tutor observations and School Reports on their progress.

Information for international students

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.
Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £1,820
International students
Total: EU £1,820 Non EU £14,300

Qualification and course duration

PGDE

distance learning
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Officer
Email
study@abdn.ac.uk
Phone
01224 274776