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. National 5 Maths at minimum grade B or equivalent is also required.
Please contact us for a list of acceptable equivalent qualifications:
Selection involves a professional interview.
Because of the high number of applicants for this programme who have academic qualifications significantly above the minimum, it is likely that not all qualified applicants will be invited to interview.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups
All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.
Months of entry
This Professional Graduate Diploma in Education is for graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession in Scotland at primary level.
The one-year programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status. 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.
The 36-week primary programme is an intensive programme of study, half of which is spent in placement schools, with the other half spent studying on campus.
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.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- PGDE Admissions
- +44 (0)131 650 3565