Taught course

Primary Education (PGDE)

Institution
University of Dundee · School of Education and Social Work
Qualifications
PGDE

Entry requirements

You need to have all of the following:

  • A UK degree, or a degree of an equivalent standard from outside the United Kingdom
  • SCE Higher grade English at Grade C
    OR GCSE English Language plus GCSE English Literature at Grade C
    OR the National Units in Communication at Higher and Literature 1 at Higher (formerly known as Communication 4 and Literature 1 Modules) or an acceptable equivalent
  • Standard Grade Mathematics at Credit Level (Grade 1 or 2), National 5 Mathematics at Grade C OR GCSE Mathematics at Grade A or B or an acceptable equivalen
  • Some recent experience of a primary classroom is normally required and certainly desirable

Months of entry

August

Course content

Our course is demanding, meaning you need to be enthusiastic, creative and hardworking. With a mix of studying and placements over a thirty-week academic year, it requires time and effort.

Successful participation in this course will enable you to gain provisional registration as a Primary teacher, working with young learners in the 3-12 age group.

You will benefit from a blend of guidance from a range of successful practitioners, peer learning and individual study.

The course consists of 2 on-campus modules (14 weeks in total) and 3 school placements (3 x 6 week placements). Each placement is pre-ceded by time on campus where lectures, tutorials and workshops will form the main programme, in addition to tutor directed tasks and individual study time.

You will be invited to return to campus for a Recall Day during each placement where you will be offered tutorial time and talks from guest speakers relevant to your focus at that point. Each on-campus module is assessed through written assignment which can be attempted at Level 10 or Level 11 and each placement module is assessed by the school and university tutor.

You will be allocated a placement tutor who will work closely with you throughout the course, visiting and assessing you on each of the three placements and supporting on-campus through tutorials and individual meetings where required. This provides consistency and encourages a positive, professional working relationship between you and your tutor.

The course offers a range of elective options in semester two. You’ll be encouraged to engage in at least 2 electives. The electives offer additional guidance in subject areas which may be of particular interest or in areas where you might not feel as confident and may welcome more input.

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend Maths tutoring sessions (run by the undergraduate Maths students) if you do not feel as confident in your own mathematical skills. There is an Online Maths Assessment and an Online Language Assessment which you will be encouraged to continually engage with to improve your personal skills in these areas.

Qualification and course duration

PGDE

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Student Recruitment
Email
contactus@dundee.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1382 383838