Taught course

Secondary Education

University of Aberdeen · School of Education

Entry requirements

Graduate (Degree) which meets the Secondary subject entry requirements set by the GCTS, with relevant experience in working with young people (formally or informally); Higher English at Grade C or above - or equivalent; Mathematics National 5 at Grade C or above; Standard Grade at Grade 2 or above; Intermediate 2 at Grade C or above - or equivalent; MUST by approved by a local authority partner and competent ICT skills.

A degree from a higher education institution in the United Kingdom (including Open University), or a degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outside the United Kingdom, which meets the subject entry requirements as set by the memorandum on entry set by the GTCS, and the specified requirements for English and Mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content


A GTS accredited teacher training programme for secondary teachers across partner Local Authorities in Angus, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highland. The programme uses blended learning to provide e-learning and face to face workshops on Saturdays. You get live online tutorials and online learning activities with a full time placement in a school.

Teacher training is restricted to the following priority areas for this qualification:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics with Science
  • Technology

If you want to study for alternate PGDE or your subject is not covered here please find out more about our other programme. Email for more information.

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Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme allows you to work as a teacher whilst studying at home and visitng Aberdeen on Saturdays
  • The pgoramme is ideal if you work or live in a partner authority area of Angus, Aberdeen city, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Highland

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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


distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Officer
01224 274776