The Times Education Supplement Scotland featured DLITE (PGDE) in an article published on 24th April 2015.
The DLITE scheme – which allows participants with an undergraduate degree to gain a primary postgraduate diploma in education in 18 months, largely through distance learning – is being run in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen
The part-time training course aimed at people in work – entitled the Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education (DLITE) scheme – takes 18 months to complete. Participants study online in their own time, as well as taking part in six networking days with other DLITE students and four school placements, each lasting four weeks.
The University of Aberdeen hopes to establish a similar scheme next year to tackle shortages in secondary schools, training teachers of sciences, maths and home economics.
Yvonne Bain, deputy head of the University’s School of Education, said: “If you keep the focus on local graduates, you’ve got the right people in the right place for the jobs. But it’s also about widening access to teacher education and encouraging people to train who maybe did not think they had the opportunity because of their geographical location or working life.”
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