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

Months of entry

August

Course content

This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of the young people you teach.The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Highland councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker prior to the start of the programme and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. On this programme you will complete the majority of your school practice in a Gaelic medium education (GME) setting.For 2018 entry, the following subjects are being offered: Business studies Chemistry and science Computing Science Home Economics Mathematics Physics and science Technical educationWe are now taking applications for all subjects at all our locations for 2018 entry through the main UCAS undergraduate scheme (with institution code H49). However, we are still in negotiation with the local authorities to confirm which subjects will be available at each campus as this links to their workforce planning needs. We will have final confirmation before we invite applicants for interview.Further information about studying on our PGDE programmes.

Information for international students

If you would like to study in a country of outstanding natural beauty, friendly communities, and cities buzzing with social life and activities, the Highlands and Islands of Scotland should be your first choice. We have campuses across the region each one with its own special characteristics from the rich cultural life of the islands to the bright city lights of Perth and Inverness. Some courses are available in one location only, for others you will have a choice; we also have courses that can be studied online from your own home country.

English Language Requirements

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The standard English Language criteria to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed on our English language requirements page

Fees and funding

Fee Standard fees are for students normally domiciled in Scotland/European Union/EEA(outside UK) and with a term time address in Scotland. These students usually have their fees paid by the SAAS. For Students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK other fees Standard Fee GBP 1820 Rest of UK GBP 8000. International Fee GBP . For International Students There are a variety of funding opportunities available to you. You can contact our international office for advice on what funding you can apply for. UHI is offering scholarship worth around £1000 to all applicants whose home domicile is in South Asia

From 2017, eligible Scotland domiciled students studying full time can access loans up to 10,000 from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). This comprises a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 and a non-income assessed living cost loan of £4,500. EU students studying full time can apply for a tuition fee loan up to £5500; Part-time students undertaking any taught postgraduate course over two years up to Masters level who meet the residency eligibility can apply for a for a tuition fee loan up to £2,750 per year. Full details can be found on the SAAS website. Applications for loans open in April. Students from the rest of the UK who meet the eligibility requirements may be able to apply for a loan from the Student Loan Company. You may also be able to apply for a government Professional and Career Development Loan. For a comprehensive list of other funding opportunities available at the university, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website

Qualification and course duration

PGDE

full time
12 months

Assessment

Courses are assessed through a variety of methods which may include coursework exercises, presentations, oral and written poster presentations, essays, reports, tutorials and exams.

Course contact details

Phone
0845 272 3600