Entry requirements

A teaching qualification and registration (or eligibility for registration) with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, together with at least one year’s professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is aimed at those involved in the support of teaching professional learning at all stages of a teacher’s career including:

  • student and probation mentors
  • continuing professional development (CPD) coordinators
  • professional review and development (PRD) reviewers
  • school leaders
  • local authority officers with responsibility for CPD and/or probationer and leadership development

It recognises a widening conception that the role of the teacher includes not only a central role in supporting pupil learning, but also recognises the important role that teachers can play in supporting each other’s learning. Previously, it was assumed that by virtue of knowing how to teach children teachers had also been equipped to support their colleagues’ learning. However, there is growing recognition (Donaldson, 2011; Kennedy et al., 2008) that this important role requires additional specific knowledge, understanding and skills, which form the basis of this Postgraduate Certificate.

The course can also be taken as three modules within a wider Masters programme. For more information please see the course page.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Scotland £1,600 p/a Rest of UK £3,000 p/a
International students
EU £1,600 p/a Non EU £4,500 p/a

Please see the website and the scholarship search for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
0141 444 8600