This programme is studied on campus.
If you are interested in embarking on a rewarding and fulfilling career, where you can really make a difference, our PGDE programmes give you the opportunity to get a teaching qualification in just 36 weeks.
The aim of the programme is to produce adaptable, flexible teachers who are able to collaborate and cooperate with other professionals, ready to the face challenges of teaching in the 21st century and to commit to the notion of life-long learning. The University of Aberdeen offers an innovative PGDE programme that brings together primary and secondary specialists, in order to learn together, to share common experiences, and to debate current educational issues.
The development of the programme aims to produce inclusive practitioners who will be able to face the challenges of the 21st century classroom, by adopting innovative pedagogies that support all learners and foster collaborative working. The PGDE programme is offered on a full-time basis over 36 weeks with 18 weeks spent on placement in schools in our partner Local Authorities, and the other 18 weeks spent on campus.
Aberdeenshire Student Incentive Scheme for Teaching (ASIST)
The Aberdeenshire Student Incentive Scheme for Teaching (ASIST) supports you in your new career through mentorship and financial support. Crucially, it also guarantees you employment experience for two years after Probation, setting your new career on a firm footing.
If you are intending to apply for a PDGE place with us, once you hold an offer from the University of Aberdeen you will be eligible and apply to the ASIST scheme.
Find out more about ASIST