Taught course

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Teacher Education
Qualifications
PGDE

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, is preferred, and a high level of experience in a primary school classroom setting.

You should also hold SQA Higher English at minimum grade C or equivalent and National 5 Mathematics or Applications of Mathematics at minimum grade B or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Primary is for graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession at primary school level. This programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status.

This is an intensive programme of study with half of this time spent in placement schools and the other half spent studying on campus.
Through graduate level study of education and professional placements, you will begin your development as a primary school teacher. Your learning follows the chronological sequence of pupil development - the focus is initially on early years, moving to the middle primary and then upper primary years.
We aim to produce successful, reflective teachers, sensitive to the demands of pupils, responsive to changes within the education system and committed to their own continuing professional development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
cahss.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 3565