Primary (Gaelic Medium) PGDE

UCAS code X103

What is special about this course?

The Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) consists of 18 weeks study at the university, plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. The placements in schools are arranged nationally and you will be placed in schools within travelling distance of your home or term-time address.

You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker at the start of this course and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. Parts of the course are delivered through the medium of Gaelic and you will complete the majority of your school practice in classes that provide Gaelic Medium Education.

The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highland, and Perth and Kinross councils, each working with the university through the relevant local campus:

  • Argyll College UHI and Argyll and Bute Council
  • Inverness College UHI and Highland Council
  • Lews Castle College UHI and Comhairle na Eilean Siar
  • Perth College UHI and Perth and Kinross Council
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI and Highland Council
  • West Highland College UHI and Highland Council

You will be required to have a home or term-time address in the local authority area of your chosen campus. Graduates of the course will hold provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

You will benefit from studying in small, locally based groups while collaborating remotely with other student teachers and tutors across the university’s network of colleges. The course is taught with the PGDE Primary (English medium) and overlaps significantly with the PGDE Secondary to offer a cross-sector perspective.

A mandatory three-day residential induction is held at the start of the course with a further one in March which focuses on outdoor learning. Each local cohort will also organise a showcase event at the end of the course, as part of developing leadership.

Special features

  • Opportunity to follow a teacher education programme across the Highlands and Islands
  • The course will prepare you for life as a reflective professional, supporting high quality learning for the children you teach
  • The course also offers the option of gaining up to 40 masters level credits by submission of assignments at SCQF level 11
  • Where possible, professional practice will take place in primary schools offering Gaelic-medium education

Entry requirements

Important: please read our FAQ sheet for further information about this programme

  • Applicants should hold a degree at undergraduate level. An honours degree at 2:2 or above is preferred, as the teaching on the course sits at honours and masters level
  • Applications will be considered from those not holding honours who are able to evidence sufficient academic capacity to undertake the course, by providing a transcript of the degree

In addition to the above, applicants must hold:

English:

  • Scottish Higher level grade C or above, OR
  • A level at grade D, OR
  • GCSE English Language (C) and English Literature (C) or equivalent, PLUS

Mathematics or Applications for Mathematics:

  • National 5 at grade C or above, OR
  • SQA Intermediate 2 or Standard grade Credit OR
  • GCSE Mathematics (Grade C or above) or equivalent

Your personal statement should include reflection and analysis of recent voluntary or paid work in a Primary context to demonstrate your wish and suitability to become a Primary Teacher - this is one of the criteria used when deciding which candidates to invite to a local selection event.

Selection events are usually held at the end of February / early March.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to enrol onto this course

Applicants who have lived outside the UK for a period of six or more consecutive months in the past ten years, will also be required to provide criminal records checks from all relevant countries prior to enrolment on the course.

Applications for the PGDE in Primary Education must be made through the main UCAS scheme in the same way as undergraduate courses, and not through UCAS Teacher Training. This applies to all institutions in Scotland delivering the PGDE. Please note that this course does not accept applications for deferred entry. Applicants must provide details of their degree, English and Mathematics qualifications within the application, as failure to do so will lead to automatic rejection. Application deadlines include submission of references. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that referees are aware of the deadlines and that the application is submitted fully prior to the relevant deadline.

PGDE

PDGE Taught Modules

Collaborative Practice (20 credits)

This module will develop teachers who are critically reflective, accomplished and enquiring professionals, able to fully engage with the complexities of education and become key people in shaping educational change. It will enable an understanding of the nature of curriculum and its development, the relevance to the modern world and a changing society. The module will examine how Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education by providing a more enriched, coherent and flexible curriculum. Students will be equipped with the skills to plan, teach and assess within a curriculum framework where the focus is on themes across learning and working with their class and teaching colleagues as part of the whole school.

Enquiry and Practice (20 credits)

This module is aimed at establishing children and young people’s learning, and their classroom experiences as learners, as the central focus for students’ enquiry into their own practice, as the key driver for all planning, teaching and assessment decisions made. The module is closely linked to the four blocks of Placement experience in Gaelic medium settings, to enhance understanding of learning as a continuum.

 Reflective Practice (20 credits)

The module will equip students with the necessary tools to develop an enquiring and critical approach to their teaching, as part of their own personal and professional resources to ensure continuing growth and development. It aims to ensure that the aspirant teacher will become a reflective professional, embodying the necessary skills to think seriously about the quality of children and young people’s learning and the ways in which their own practice impacts on learning. The module will also give students a critical appreciation of how the key concepts of language understanding and development are integrated into teaching and how they impact on each other. 

Professional Practice (Primary)  (60 credits)

For this module students will develop their teaching practice and professional identity as a teacher in four blocks of school placements in three different schools. These are allocated nationally via the Student Placement System to afford experience of the progressive levels of Curriculum for Excellence:

  • 4 weeks in Primary 2, 3 or 4
  • 4 weeks in Primary 1
  • 5 weeks in Primary 5, 6 or 7
  • 6 weeks in a Primary class not yet experienced

Students will gradually increase the duration and scope of their responsibility for learning, teaching and assessment in their school placement class, culminating in classroom leadership for ten consecutive days during the final 6-week placement.

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • For the taught elements of the course, you will study through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures, and online study via the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • The practice element takes place in schools

Additional costs:

  • Travel to the residential inductions - meals and accommodation are provided
  • Travel to school placements - these are arranged through the GTCS national system to be within 90 minutes travel time from your term-time address

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

  • Argyll College UHI - Oban
  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
  • West Highland College UHI

Start date

  • August

Fees

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to our PGDE:

2019-20 Scottish and EU*Rest of UK
PGDE £1,820 £9,000

 

2018-19  Scottish and EURest of UK
PGDE £1,820 £9,000

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying. Students who are resident and studying in Scotland can apply for their fees to be paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). SAAS will determine eligibility.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Graduates will hold provisional registration as a primary teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland). This qualifies students to apply for GTC Scotland’s induction year, which can then allow teachers to qualify for the status of full registration.

Can I progress into further study?

The PGDE Primary (Gaelic Medium) course links directly to the MEd Critical Enquiry in Education which offers a structured programme to support professional learning throughout your teaching career.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

Bun-sgoil (tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig) PGDE

UCAS code X103

What is special about this course?

Bidh an cùrsa seo gur deasachadh airson dreuchd mar neach-teagaisg bun-sgoile le sgilean agus eòlas a bheir buaidh air beatha dhaoine òga a bhios sibh a’ teagasg.

Air cùrsa PGDE (bun-sgoile), cuiridh oileanaich seachad 18 seachdainean san oilthigh agus 19 seachdainean ann an suidheachadh proifeasanta ann an sgoiltean. Tha na greisean-sgoile ann an sgoiltean air an rèiteach gu nàiseanta agus thèid ur cur gu sgoiltean a tha reusanta faisg air ur seòladh dachaigh no ur seòladh teirm.

Feumaidh sibh a bhith fileanta ann an Gàidhlig mus tòisich sibh air a’ phrògram agus thèid na sgilean cànain agaibh a mheasadh aig agallamh. Bidh eileamaidean den chùrsa air an lìbhrigeadh tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig agus  cuiridh sibh seachad a’ chuid as motha de na greisean-sgoile agaibh ann an sgoiltean a tha a’ tabhann Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig (FTMG).

Tha an cùrsa air a thabhann ann an co-bhonn ri Comhairle Earra-ghàidheil is Bhòid, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd a tha ag obair còmhla ris an oilthigh air na làraich ionadail a leanas:

  • Colaiste Earra-ghàidheil OGE agus Comhairle Earra-ghàidheil is Bhòid
  • Colaiste Inbhir Nis OGE agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd
  • Colaiste a’ Chaisteil OGE (Steòrnabhagh) agus Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  • Colaiste Pheairt OGE agus Comhairle Pheairt agus Chinn Rois
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig OGE agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd
  • Colaiste na Gàidhealtachd an Iar OGE agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd

Feumaidh seòladh dachaigh no seòladh teirm a bhith agaibh ann an sgìre an Ùghdarrais a thaghas sibh mar làrach. Gheibh ceumnaichean a’ chùrsa clàradh inntrigidh mar neach-teagaisg bun-sgoile le Comhairle Choitcheann Luchd-teagaisg na h-Alba  (GTCS).

Bidh sibh ag obair ann am buidhnean beaga ionadail fhad ’s a tha sibh ag obair ann an co-bhonn ri oileanaich teagaisg agus luchd-oideachaidh air feadh lìonra cholaistean an oilthigh. Tha am prògram air a lìbhrigeadh ann an co-bhonn ri PGDE Bun-sgoile (tro mheadhan na Beurla) agus ri PGDE (àrd-sgoile) airson sealladh nas fharsainge de theagasg a thoirt dhuibh.

Tha cùrsa còmhnaidh inntrigidh air a chumail aig fìor thoiseach a’ chùrsa le fear eile sa Mhàrt a bhios ag amas gu h-àraid air ionnsachadh a-muigh.  Bidh gach buidheann ionadail cuideachd a’ cur air dòigh taisbeanadh sònraichte aig deireadh a’ chùrsa mar phàirt de leasachaidhean ceannais.

Special features

  • Cothrom a bhith a’ leantainn prògram foghlaim thidsearan air feadh na Gàidhealtachd ’s nan Eilean
  • Bheir an cùrsa cothrom dhuibh a bhith nur proifeasantach breithneachail a bhios a’ toirt taic do dh’ionnsachadh aig an ìre a b’ àirde don chloinn a bhios sibh a’ teagasg
  • Bheir an cùrsa cothrom dhuibh suas ri 40 creideas fhaighinn aig ìre mhaighstireachd tro ghnìomhan/rannsachadh aig SCQF ìre 11

Entry requirements

Cudromach: leughaibh an duilleag-fiosrachaidh mus cuir sibh iarrtas a-steach

  • Bu chòir ceum no na b’ àirde a bhith agaibh. B’ fheàrr leinn ceum le urram aig 2:2 no na b’ àirde bhon a tha an teagasg air a’ phrògram aig ìre urram no ìre mhaighstireachd
  • Thèid sùil a thoirt air iarrtasan bho thagraidhean aig nach eil ceum le urram ma thèid aca air dearbhadh gu bheil an comas aca a bhith ag obair aig an ìre acadaimigich seo. Feumaidh tagraidhean lethbhreac den cheum aca a shealltainn mar dhearbhadh air comas a bhith ag obair aig ìre ceum le urraim no ìre mhaighstireachd.

A bharrachd air seo, feumaidh na leanas a bhith aig tagraidhean:

Beurla:

  • Àrd Ìre aig ìre C no nas àirde
  • Ìre Adhartach (A level) aig ìre D no
  • GCSE ann am Beurla (Cànan) no Beurla (Litreachas)

Matamataig/Aplacaidean de Mhatamataig:

  • Ìre Nàiseanta 5 (Ìre C no nas àirde), no
  • Eadar-mheadhan 2 no Sàr Ìre aig an Ìre Choitchinn no a leithid no
  • GCSE ann am Matamataig aig Ìre C no nas àirde no a leithid

Feumaidh breithneachadh no anailis a bhith san teisteanas phearsanta air obair phàighte no obair shaor-thoileach a rinn an tagraiche ann am bun-sgoil. Tha seo mar phàirt den phròiseas taghaidh againn nuair a gheibh oileanach cuireadh gu tachartas taghaidh.

Thèid tachartasan taghaidh a chumail mar as trice aig deireadh a’ Ghearrain no aig toiseach a’ Mhàirt.

Feumaidh tagraichean soirbheachail a bhith deònach a dhol tro phròiseas PVG Disclosure agus a bhith mar bhall de Sgeama PVG airson a dhol an sàs sa chùrsa seo.

Feumaidh tagraidhean airson PGDE ann an Teagasg Bun-sgoile a dhol a-steach tro UCAS san aon dòigh ri prògraman fo-cheuma. Cha bu chòir dhaibh a bhith air an dèanamh tro Trèanadh Luchd-teagaisg UCAS. Tha seo fìor do gach oilthigh/colaiste ann an Alba a tha a’ tabhann PGDE. Cha tèid agaibh dàil a chur air tagradh. Feumaidh sibh fiosrachadh a thoirt seachad mun cheum agus mu theisteanasan ann am Beurla agus Matamataig an cois an tagraidh. Mura dèan sibh seo, cha tèid againn air sùil a thoirt air an tagradh. Feumaidh teisteanasan a bhith a-staigh ro cheann-latha thagraidhean. Tha e mar dhleastanas air an tagraiche a bhith cinnteach gu bheil luchd-teisteanais mothachail air a’ cheann-latha seo agus gu bheil an tagradh agus an teisteanas againn ron cheann-latha a chaidh a chur romhaibh.

 

PGDE

Modalan Teagaisg PGDE

Practas Co-oibreachail (20 creideas)

Bheir am modal seo cothrom do dh’oileanaich a bhith ag amas air a bhith nam proifeasantaich mheòrachail, shoirbheachail, fheòrachail a tha comasach a dhol an sàs ann an toinntean foghlaim agus a bhios deiseil airson cur ri leasachaidhean foghlaim san àm ri teachd. Bheir e cothrom dhaibh tuigse fhaighinn air a’ churraicealam agus na leasachaidhean a thig air agus air cho freagarrach ’s a tha e airson saoghal an latha an-diugh agus airson atharrachaidhean sam bith a thig na chois. Thèid sgrùdadh a dhèanamh sa mhodal air mar a tha an Curraicealam airson Sàr-mhathais ag amas air ath-dhealbhadh ann am foghlam tro churraicealam a tha nas beartaiche, nas coileanta agus nas sùbailte. Bidh oileanaich air an deasachadh le sgilean planaidh, teagaisg agus measaidh stèidhichte air a’ churraicealam le fòcas air cuspairean co-cheangailte ri ionnsachadh agus co-oibreachadh taobh a-staigh a’ chlas aca fhèin agus an co-bhonn ri luchd-obrach eile mar phàirt den sgoil air fad.

Feòrachadh agus Practas (20 creideas)

Tha am modal seo ag amas air a bhith a’ cur ionnsachadh chloinne agus dhaoine òga agus mar a dh’ionnsaicheas iad san t-seòmar-teagaisg aig cridhe rannsachadh proifeasanta nan oileanach agus mar a tha seo bunaiteach do phlanadh, teagasg agus measadh. Tha am modal air a dhlùth-cheangal ri na greisean-sgoile ann an sgoil a tha a’ tabhann FtMG airson barrachd tuigse fhaighinn air foghlam mar rud leantainneach.

Practas Meòrachail (20 creideas)

Bheir am modal seo cothrom ullachaidh do dh’oileanaich a bhith
a’ meòrachadh agus a’ breithneachadh air an obair aca fhèin mar phàirt de leasachadh agus de dh’fhèin-mheasadh pearsanta agus proifeasanta leantainneach. Tha e ag amas air cothroman do dh’oileanaich teagaisg a bhith a’ meòrachadh gu proifeasanta agus a bhith deiseil airson beachdachadh ann an doimhneachd air càileachd ann an ionnsachadh chloinne agus dhaoine òga agus mar a bhios buaidh air na dòighean-obrach aca fhèin air ionnsachadh. Bheir am modal cuideachd cothrom do dh’oileanaich luach a thoirt air mar a tha tuigse agus leasachadh cànain air am filleadh a-steach gu teagasg agus mar a tha buaidh aca air a chèile.

Practas proifeasanta (Bun-sgoile) (60 creideas)

Sa mhodal seo, nì oileanaich leasachadh air na modhan-teagaisg agus air
a’ phroifeasantachd aca fhèin mar luchd-teagaisg ann an ceithir greisean sgoile ann an trì sgoiltean fa-leth. Tha iad seo air an tabhann gu nàiseanta tro shiostam greis-sgoile nan oileanach (Student Placement System) airson cothrom a thoirt do dh’oileanaich a dhol an sàs ann an diofar ìrean den Churraicealam airson Sàr-mhathais:

  • 4 seachdainean ann an clas Prìomh 2, 3 no 4
  • 4 seachdainean ann an clas  Prìomh 1
  • 5 seachdainean ann an clas Prìomh 5, 6 no 7
  • 6 seachdainean ann an clas eile

Mean air mhean, bidh barrachd meud agus farsaingeachd ann an  dleastanasan ionnsachaidh, teagaisg agus measaidh nan oileanach anns na clasaichean aca gus an ruig iad ìre far am bi iad a’ stiùireadh ghnothaichean san t-seòmar-teagaisg airson 10 làithean anns na 6 seachdainean mu dheireadh aca ann an sgoiltean.

How will I study my course?

  • Làn-ùine
  • Airson eileamaidean teagaisg a’ chùrsa, bidh sibh ag obair tro mheasgachadh de chlasaichean aghaidh ri aghaidh agus air-loidhne  tro àrainneachd ionnsachaidh bhidio an oilthigh (VLE)
  • Bidh na greisean proifeasanta uile air an stèidheachadh ann an sgoiltean

Cosgaisean a bharrachd:

  • Siubhal gu cùrsaichean-inntrigidh. Gheibhear biadh agus àite-fuirich an-asgaidh
  • Siubhal gu greisean-sgoile - thèid seo a rèiteach tro shiostam nàiseanta GTCS. Cha bhi an sgoil na b’ fhaide na uair a thìde gu leth air falbh bhon t-seòladh theirm a thug sibh seachad

How long will my course last?


  • Làn-ùine: 1 bhliadhna

Where can I study my course?

  • Colaiste Earra-Ghàidheil UHI
  • Colaiste Inbhir Nis UHI
  • Colaisde a' Chaisteil UHI
  • Colaiste Pheairt UHI
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
  • Colaiste na Gàidhealtachd an Iar UHI

Start date

  • An Lùnastal

Fees

How much will my course cost?

The following fees apply to our PGDE:

2019-20 Scottish and EU*Rest of UK
PGDE £1,820 £9,000

 

2018-19  Scottish and EURest of UK
PGDE £1,820 £9,000

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying. Students who are resident and studying in Scotland can apply for their fees to be paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). SAAS will determine eligibility.

Funding

Dh’fhaodadh sgoilearachdan no taic-airgid eile a bhith ri fhaighinn. Cuiribh fios gu colaistean compàirteachais an oilthigh airson barrachd fiosrachaidh.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Ma shoirbheachas leibh air a’ chùrsa a tha seo, gheibh sibh bliadhna inntrigidh ann an sgoil mar phàirt de Sgeama Inntrigidh do Luchd-teagaisg aig GTCS.

Can I progress into further study?

Tha cothrom aig luchd-ceumnachaidh a dhol air adhart gu MEd Critical Enquiry no gu prògram Maighstireachd ann an oilthigh eile san Rìoghachd Aonaichte.

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Cuir a-steach airson Bun-sgoil (tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig) PGDE

Tha mi airson tòiseachadh Lùn/Sult 2020

Tha sinn air leth toilichte gu bheil thu a' beachdachadh air ionnsachadh aig Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean (UHI). Tha siostam inntrigidh UHI cothromach is fosgailte agus sinn dealasach a bhith a' tairgsinn co-ionannachd cothruim is a' seachnadh leth-bhreith. Bidh gach tagradh air a mheas a rèir airidheachd agus comas coileanaidh, gun leth-bhreith a thaobh gnè, aois, ciorraim, cinnidh no suidheachaidh shòiseo-eaconamaich. Bidh sinn a' cur fàilte air iarrtasan bho gach uile duine a tha ag iarraidh bhith na oileanach leinn agus tha e na amas againn seirbheisean iomchaidh is èifeachdach a thabhann do oileanaich le ciorraman.