Grad.Dip. Education (Primary/Secondary)

University of Glasgow

Tuition fee:
  • £ 13,750 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 10 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships and student reviews, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here

Next

Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here

Description

Advertisement

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is a Masters-level qualification in teacher education.

Key facts

* Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE): 10 months full-time;

Career prospects

You will have the qualification to pursue teaching roles in primary and secondary schools.

Contents

The programme will prepare you to meet the demands of the profession through the following areas of study

* Understanding learning and teaching
* Learning and teaching in the primary curriculum OR Learning and teaching in the secondary curriculum
* Professional enquiry
* Religious education (students who complete this course will be awarded the Catholic Teachers Certificate in Religious Education).

Secondary teaching qualifications are offered in the following subjects

* Art and design
* Biology
* Business education
* Chemistry
* Computing
* English
* Geography
* History
* Mathematics
* Modern languages (French, French with Spanish, French with Italian, French with German, Spanish with French)
* Modern studies
* Physics
* Religious education.

Requirements

A bachelor degree from a UK university or equivalent. A pass in Higher English or equivalent. A pass in Intemediate 2/Credit Mathematics or equivalent. For secondary education, the degree should contain 80 credit points relevant to the subject chosen, 40 of which at Year 2 or above. Some work experience in a school classroom is also required.

The Scottish Government expects the School of Education to provide numbers of teachers to teach in Catholic schools in Scotland. This particular programme provides support for, and emphasis on, the initial teacher education of those who intend to teach in Catholic schools. The design of the programme necessarily reflects the denominational sector requirements and prospective applicants should consider this before applying. The School welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. In the selection procedures for interview, priority is given to those who indicated, in their personal statement, their intention to teach in Catholic schools and to seek the Catholic Teacher's Certificate in Religious Education.

PGDE Primary Education

Entrance to the programme is based on academic qualifications, relevant work experience and performance at interview. The minimum academic entry requirements for 2014 entry for this programme are

* a degree from a UK university (including non-honours/ordinary degrees) or an equivalent degree qualification from a higher education institution outside of the UK.
and
* Higher English at Grade C or above; and
* Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 1 or 2.

Note: 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 participate in face-to-face selection.

Acceptable alternative qualifications in English

* Communications 4 and Literature 1
* GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature at Grade C or above
* Irish Leaving Certificate Higher English at Grade C3 or above

Acceptable alternative qualifications in Mathematics

* Intermediate Level 2 Mathematics at Grade C or above
* GCSE Mathematics at Grade B or above
* Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Mathematics at Grade B3 or above

Note: We will accept alternate International qualifications in English and Mathematics where evidence is provided via NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre).

For older qualifacations see Appendix D of the Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Porgrammes of ITE in Scotland.

PGDE Secondary Education

Entrance to the programme is based on academic qualifications and performance at interview. The academic entry requirements for 2014 entry are:

* a degree from a UK university (including non-honours/ordinary degrees) or an equivalent degree qualification from a higher education institution outside of the UK. The degree should contain 80 credit points overall in the subject which you intend to teach, of which 40 must be at Year 2 level or above. See below for specific subject requirements.
Top-up courses will be allowed. A maximum of 30 top-up credits will be allowed and they must be obtained before entering a PGDE course. For further information you should refer to the memorandum on entry requirements.

and

* Higher English at Grade C or above
* Standard Grade Mathematics at Grade 1 or 2

Acceptable alternative qualifications in English

* Communications 4 and Literature 1
* GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature at Grade C or above
* Irish Leaving Certificate Higher English at Grade C3 or above

Acceptable alternative qualifications in Mathematics

* Intermediate Level 2 Mathematics at Grade C or above
* GCSE Mathematics at Grade B or above
* Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary mathematics at Grade B3 or above

Note: We will accept alternate International qualifications in English and Mathematis where evidence is provided via NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre).

For older qualifacations see Appendix D of the Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Porgrammes of ITE in Scotland.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for the PGDE Secondary Education are based on credits this is because credits are standard across all Scottish universities. A credit point is a measure of the amount of learning you have done. To find out more about the credit point breakdown of your degree, look at your degree transcript.

The degree should normally contain 80 credit points relevant to the subject you want to teach, including 40 credit points at second year undergraduate level or above. However, some subjects have very specific demands.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Members only information

Scholarships

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Reviews

Please sign in to have access to members only information like related scholarships, student reviews etc. Not a member yet? Create a StudyPortals membership account now!

Create a free account now!

  • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
  • Apply for the
    € 1000 scholarship
    awarded by StudyPortals each three months
  • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
Sign up for free or log in
Add to favourites

IELTS

You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.

Most Universities recognise the IELTS test.

Take IELTS test
IELTS test

Apply for a € 1,000 Scholarship from StudyPortals now Awarded every three months

more information

Thanks for your question

Please provide your e-mail and name, so we can get back to you. Already a member? Sign-in

Or

Please provide a valid e-mail address
Thanks for your question
Please sign-in
Welcome to StudyPortals chat
Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes
More info about studying
in Europe?
Chat with us!
More info about studying
in Europe? Ask a question to
our study advisors!
Chat with us!
Ask a question to our
study advisors! Click here
anywhere