27 March 2017
New Secondary PGDE distance learning opportunity
Shetland Islands Council, in partnership with the University of Aberdeen, is announcing a new opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in secondary teaching.
Starting in August 2017, a new Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course for Secondary teachers will be available in a flexible format of Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education (DLITE). The PGDE DLITE (Secondary) course is a part-time, distance learning course based course over 24 months, including18 weeks of placement experience in Secondary Schools.
The subjects on offer are Physics, Maths, Business Studies, Computing, Home Economics; and Craft, Design and Technology (Technical).
The PGDE DLITE (Secondary) course will enable successful applicants to develop their teaching skills and to prepare for a career as a secondary teacher.
Following successful completion of the PGDE programme, students are guaranteed a probationary place in Shetland schools the following year, where they can work towards full registration as a teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Robin Calder, Quality Improvement Officer in Shetland Islands Council’s Children’s Services: “We’re keen to attract new teachers into the profession and this is another exciting opportunity to qualify as a secondary teacher, in subjects where there are national recruitment challenges. We hope that potential applicants will be interested in this innovative course format devised by the University of Aberdeen, that combines e-learning and distance learning, with school placements and support from local mentors.”
More information about the course, including entry requirements and funding, is available at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/partnerships/dlite-pgde-664.phpApplications should be made to the University of Aberdeen. Interested applicants may also contact Dr Yvonne Bain at the University of Aberdeen on email@example.com