Taught course

Primary Education

University of Aberdeen · School of Education

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


Course content

The PGDE DLITE (Primary) programme is a part-time, distance learning 18 month programme of study (120 credits), which includes 18 weeks of school placement within your supporting local authority.

The programme makes use of blended learning opportunities; e-learning, face to face workshops supported by the local authority, self study, collaborative group work and professional practice on placement (18 weeks in total) to develop academic, personal and professional skills suitable for entry into the teaching profession.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDE
    part time
    18 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Officer