PGDE(Primary) - Full Time - Course Introduction
The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) is a 36-week course for graduates who wish to train as primary teachers. It leads to the Teaching Qualification (Primary Education) which enables holders to teach in any UK or EU primary school, and is recognised and respected in many other parts of the world.
The qualification is required for employment as a teacher in a Scottish primary school. Following the probationary period, it can provide a starting point for a clearly defined career structure within primary education. The promoted posts in primary schools are Principal Teacher, Depute Head Teacher and Head Teacher.
Some former student teachers are now working with local authorities as Curriculum Development Officers, Senior Advisors and Education Officers. Others have become teacher educators in the university system, and a small number have become Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education. Looking ahead, and taking into account the average age of those in the profession at present, the prospects look very good for those who acquire the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) in the next few years