Professional Graduate Diploma in Education Vacancies
PGDE Clearing is now open. We still have spots available on a number of our Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes.
What is University Clearing?
Clearing is the process where you can apply for courses that still have places available. Applicants contact us directly to see if we’ll accept them.
You'll be eligible for Clearing if you:
- applied through UCAS after 30 June
- have not received any offers
- have rejected all your offers
Speak to one of our students by clicking ‘Let’s Talk’ during one of the times advertised below.
|27, 28, 29, 30 July||
|3, 4, 5, 6 August||
Speak to an adviser today
You can contact us through live chat at the dedicated times above, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in applying for 2020 entry to our PGDE Secondary Education programme. Our student advisors and team will be there to discuss your eligibility and talk you through the application process.
Please note: we are closed for 2020 entry to Primary Education for Scottish and EU students.Register your interest for 2021 entry to the PGDE
Online application form
If our advisors believe that you meet the entry requirements for the subject you're interested in, the next step would then be to complete our online application form. This allows you to upload any necessary supporting documents. From there, we will go through a verification process.
Please note, you only need to complete the following sections:
- Personal details (including phone number and email address)
- Education history
- Subject of interest
- Document upload
Once a member of our admissions team has assessed your documentation and confirmed your eligibility, you will be invited to attend an interview.
If successful at interview, you'll then make a formal application through the UCAS clearing system.
Scottish and EU students
If you're from Scotland or the European Union you may be eligible to apply for 2020 entry to the following subjects:
- Modern Languages (Closed for Italian or Spanish as a single subject, Spanish only as a second language)
- Religious Moral Education
We are open for applications to the Part-Time PGDE programme in the subjects listed as open, above (excluding Technological Education). To find out more about this option, please speak to one of our advisors.
Please note: that we are closed for 2020 entry to Primary Education for Scottish and EU students.
International and England, Wales or Northern Ireland
If you're an international student or from England, Wales or Northern Ireland you may be eligible to apply for 2020 entry to the following subjects:
- Art and Design
- Biology with Science
- Business Education
- Chemistry with Science
- Computing Science
- Home Economics
- Modern Languages (French, German, Mandarin, Spanish)
- Modern Studies
- Physics with Science
- Technological Education
Why study the PGDE at Strathclyde?
- our School of Education is ranked 4th in the UK for Education (The Complete University Guide 2021)
- we’re the largest provider of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland
- opportunity to achieve 120 Masters-level credits
- learn through taught classes and 18 weeks of placements in a school in Scotland
- become qualified to teach in locations worldwide
- STEM Bursary of £20,000 available for career changers (for Chemistry, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Technological Education)
- guaranteed teaching job for a year following qualification, in a Scottish school
- as a newly qualified teacher, you can receive an additional financial enhancement in the region of £8,000 under the Preference Waiver Scheme
Watch our videos to find out more
About the School of Education
Linda Brownlow, Head of the School of Education gives an overview of what it's like to study within the School at Strathclyde.
Introduction to PGDE
Catherine Whitley gives an introduction of the PGDE within the School at Strathclyde.
Placement & assessment
Catherine Whitley gives an overview of placement and assessment on the PGDE.
PGDE Home Economics
I cannot recommend the home economics tutors enough. They have given us so much support and encouragement throughout the year. As a group, we use one word to describe them “legends”.
Placements are where you can put all you have learnt into practice, it allows you the opportunity to develop as a teacher, build positive relationships and work with really talented members of staff. It is very tiring and challenging but also extremely rewarding and beneficial.
PGDE Modern Languages
I have learnt what teaching involves but now, after two years in teaching, I can say that also placements are not the “real world” anyway. So, if during a placement you feel teaching is not for you, give yourself a second chance. If you are having a terrible experience, wait before giving up, because the following placement might be completely different!
PGDE Computing Science
I really enjoyed my first placement. The school I went to was in a reasonable area but had to deal with issues around deprivation, literacy levels and attainment. The school itself could not have been more supportive to its student teachers.
Everyone on the course was very supportive. The university lecturers are always on hand to offer help for assignments, as well as the odd piece of anecdotal advice for placement. In my experience from placement, the teachers are really supportive and genuinely want to help make you a better teacher.