Taught course

Secondary Teaching (Gaelic Medium)

Institution
University of the Highlands and Islands · Arts, Humanities and Business
Qualifications
PGDE

Entry requirements

A relevant degree at undergraduate level or above, preference will be given to those possessing a degree at Honours level, though consideration will also be given to those holding ordinary degrees, plus Higher Grade English at Grade C or above, National 5 Mathematics (or equivalent) ; Please note: There are subject specific entry guidelines for secondary teaching stipulated by GTC Scotland. These are available from the GTC Scotland website: Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland, 2013; Relevant experience already gained and given expression in the applicant's accompanying personal statement will be taken into consideration. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker and able to read and write in Gaelic. Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course

Months of entry

August

Course content

What is special about this course?

This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher in Gaelic Medium Education (GME), with the skills and knowledge, to influence the lives of the young people you teach.

The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university (based at Lews Castle College, Stornoway and at the Nicolson Institute in Stornoway), plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools.

You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker, your language proficiency will be assessed through interview. On this pathway parts of the course are delivered through the medium of Gaelic, all written assessments will be done in Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in a GME setting, plus one placement in an English speaking classroom.

Further information about studying on our PGDE programmes.

Special features

  • Opportunity to undertake secondary teacher training in GME within the Western Isles
  • Input from experienced teachers within the Nicolson Institute throughout the programme
  • Opportunity to enhance your understanding of Gaelic culture and to develop language competence
  • The course will prepare you for life as a reflective professional, supporting high quality learning for the young people you teach

Modules

PGDE

Taught modules:

  • The Critical and Enquiring Professional Teacher
  • Children, Young People and their Curriculum
  • Children, Young People and their Learning
  • Professional Practice

Plus professional practice in the Nicolson Institute, other secondary schools in the Western Isles and other GME settings

Locations

This course is available at Lews Castle College UHI, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR

How to apply

If you want to apply for this postgraduate programme click on the Apply button above which will take you to the relevant course page on our website, from there select our Apply tab to complete the online application.

If you still have any questions please get in touch with our information line by email using the links below or call on 0845 272 3600.

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Fees and funding

UK students
In 2017/18: Scottish (inc EU) £1820, Rest of UK £8000.

Scholarships relevant to this course are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UHI, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/tuition-fees-postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

PGDE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Information line
Email
info@uhi.ac.uk
Phone
0845 2723600