Secondary (Gaelic Medium) PGDE

UCAS code X130

What is special about this course?

This course will prepare you for life as a secondary teacher, with the skills and knowledge to influence the lives of the young people you teach.

The course is offered in partnership with Argyll and Bute, Comhairle na Eilean Siar and Highland councils, each working with the university through their local campus. The PGDE (Secondary) consists of 18 weeks study at the university plus 19 weeks in professional practice in schools. You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker prior to the start of the programme and your language proficiency will be assessed at interview. On this programme you will complete the majority of your school practice in a Gaelic medium education (GME) setting, subject to Local Authority availability.

The subjects listed below can be studied at the following campuses: Argyll College UHI (Oban); Inverness College UHI; Lews Castle College UHI (Stornoway); Perth College UHI; Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI (Isle of Skye); or West Highland College UHI (Fort William):

  • Biology and Science
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry and Science
  • Computing Science
  • English
  • Home Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Science
  • Technological Education

Special features

  • Opportunity to undertake secondary education programme in a Gaelic medium setting
  • Linked local authorities plan to offer students an induction year within their schools, following successful completion of the course

Entry requirements

Important: Please read our FAQ sheet before applying to this programme

Applicants should hold a relevant degree at undergraduate level or above; preference will be given to those possessing a degree at honours level, though consideration will also be given to those holding ordinary degrees, PLUS:

  • Scottish Higher level English plus Maths or Applications of Mathematics National 5 at grade C or above, or SQA Intermediate 2 or Standard grade Credit; or equivalent, or
  • A Level English at grade D, or GCSE English Language or English Literature plus GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above; or equivalent
  • Please note: There are subject specific entry guidelines for secondary teaching stipulated by GTC Scotland. These are available from the GTC Scotland website: Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland, 2013: details of these are available in our Frequently Asked Questions document - see link above
  • You must be a fluent Gaelic speaker and able to read and write in Gaelic
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake 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 a criminal record check from all relevant countries prior to enrolment on the programme

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 (Secondary) (60 credits)

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

  • Broad General Education in S1 to S3
  • Senior Phase Education in S4 to S6

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 0.8FTE 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 professional practice will take 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 (August to June)

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

 *The Home-Scotland/EU fee rate is set by the Scottish Government and will be confirmed by March 2019.

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.

STEM bursaries will be available to some students for entry into the 2019-20 academic year - please check the website for details.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be guaranteed a one-year training post as part of the GTCS Teacher Induction Scheme. Linked Local Authorities plan to offer an induction year to students within their schools.

Can I progress into further study?

Graduates can progress to the university's MEd Critical Enquiry or other UK Masters programmes.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Secondary (Gaelic Medium) PGDE

This course is now full and applications are closed.

Applications for September 2020 entry will open in September 2019 - please revisit this page then to apply.

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.

Àrd-sgoil (tro mheadhan na Gàidhlig) PGDE

UCAS code X130

What is special about this course?

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

Tha an cùrsa air a thabhann an co-bhonn ri Comhairle Earra-ghàidheil is Bhòid, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd a tha ag obair leis an oilthigh aig na làraich ionadail aca. Air cùrsa PGDE (àrd-sgoile), cuiridh oileanaich seachad 18 seachdainean san oilthigh agus 19 seachdainean ann an suidheachadh proifeasanta ann an sgoiltean. Feumaidh sibh a bhith fileanta ann an Gàidhlig mus tòisich sibh air a’ phrògram agus thèid na sgilean cànain agaibh a mheasadh aig agallamh. Air a’ phrògram seo 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) far a bheil seo ri fhaighinn tro na h-Ùghdarrasan Ionadail.

Gheibhear na cuspairean gu h-ìosal air na làraich a leanas:  Colaiste Earra-ghàidheil OGE (An t-Òban); Colaiste Inbhir Nis OGE; Colaiste a’ Chaisteil OGE (Steòrnabhagh); Sabhal Mòr Ostaig OGE (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach); no Colaiste na Gàidhealtachd an Iar OGE (An Gearasdan):

  • Bith-eòlas agus Saidheans
  • Ceimigeachd agus Saidheans
  • Coimpiutaireachd
  • Beurla
  • Eaconamas-dachaigh
  • Matamataig
  • Fiosaig agus Saidheans
  • Teicneòlas

Special features

  • Cothrom a bhith an sàs sa phrògram airson foghlam àrd-sgoile ann an co-bhonn ri sgoiltean a bhios a’ tabhann FtMG
  • Tha na h-Ùghdarrasan Ionadail a tha mar phàirt den phrògram an dùil bliadhna inntrigidh anns na sgoiltean acasan a thabhann do dh’oileanaich a shoirbheachas air a’ chùrsa

Entry requirements

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

Bu chòir ceum freagarrach no na b’ àirde a bhith aig tagraidhean; thèid leiteachas a thoirt do thagraidhean aig a bheil ceum le urram ach thèid sùil a thoirt air tagraidhean bho dhaoine aig a bheil ceum coitcheann cuideachd AGUS:

  • Ard-ìre ann am Beurla agus Matamataig no Aplacaidean de Mhatamataig aig Ìre Nàiseanta 5 (Ìre C no nas àirde), no Eadar-mheadhan 2 no Sàr Ìre aig an Ìre Choitchinn no a leithid no
  • Ìre Adhartach (A Level) ann am Beurla aig Ìre D, no GCSE ann am Beurla (Cànan) no Beurla (Litreachas) agus GCSE ann am Matamataig aig Ìre C no nas àirde no a leithid
  • Cudromach: Tha stiùireadh sònraichte aig Comhairle Choitcheann Luchd-teagaisg na h-Alba  (GTCS) a rèir cuspair airson teagasg àrd-sgoile. Gheibhear iad seo air làrach GTCS Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland, 2013. Tha barrachd fios mun seo ri fhaighinn sa cheangal mu cheistean cumanta gu h-àrd
  • Feumaidh sibh a bhith fileanta ann an Gàidhlig agus feumaidh comas a bhith agaibh ann an leughadh agus sgrìobhadh
  • 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 a tha air a bhith a’ fuireach taobh a-muigh na Rìoghachd Aonaichte airson sia mìosan no na b’ fhaide anns na deich bliadhna a dh’fhalbh a dhol fo rannsachadh mu chlàr eucoir anns gach dùthaich san robhar a’ fuireach mus faighear àite air a’ phrògram

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 (Àrd-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. 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 sna leanas:

  • Foghlam Farsaing Coitcheann ann an As1 gu As3
  • Foghlam aig an ìre as àirde ann an As4 gu As6

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 (0.8FTE) 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: aon bhliadhna (An Lùnastal - An t-Òg-mhìos)

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

 *The Home-Scotland/EU fee rate is set by the Scottish Government and will be confirmed by March 2019.

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.

Gheibh cuid de dh’oileanaich bursaraidhean STEM sa bhliadhna acadaimigich 2019-20 - thoir sùil air làrach-lìn 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.

Tha na h-Ùghdarrasan Ionadail a tha mar phàirt den phrògram an dùil bliadhna inntrigidh a thabhann sna sgoiltean acasan do dh’oileanaich a shoirbheachas air a’ chùrsa.

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.

Is there more information available online?

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

This course is now full and applications are closed.

Applications for September 2020 entry will open in September 2019 - please revisit this page then to apply.

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.