PGDE (Secondary)

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The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education - PGDE - (Secondary) ensures that students enter teaching with professional skills, attitudes and competencies to focus their subject expertise on teaching and learning in the modern secondary school. The course recruits graduates from a full range of secondary teaching disciplines and is attended by UK, EU and international students. The Course is recognised as a valid teaching qualification throughout the world.

All subject areas in the Scottish secondary curriculum are available. PGDE (Secondary) is designed to meet the Benchmarks for Initial Teacher Education.

The course encourages active and participatory styles of learning in order to meet students' professional needs, and to promote a commitment to continuing professional development.

Application Process

First of all please look at the Application information. where you will find information on:

Note: A list of course codes is available if you require them.

Course Information

Information about the course is contained in these pages, details can be found in the PGDE Handbook 2013-2014 (Word) 

Information for Schools

Information about the course and important documents for schools can be found here.

For further enquiries about this course, you can contact the Education Courses Support Team on 0141 444 8100 or email:   

Message from the GTC Scotland

GTC Scotland shall be launching its Code of Professionalism and Conduct in 2008. The Code sets out the key principles and values for registered teachers in Scotland giving guidance not only to the Profession but also to members of the public.
The Council wishes to consult widely on the code and the link below will enable you to engage in that process,

Further Information For International Students

for Aug 2016 entry to full-time PGDE (secondary) (Admission Code : SEPGDE)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.