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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI): Teaching Qualification (Practitioner Route)

Institution University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
Department Humanities, Education and Gaelic
Telephone 01463 279190
Study type Taught


What is special about this course?

The PgDip TQPR is specifically for teachers working in Independent Schools in Scotland who currently do not possess a formal teaching qualification and are therefore not eligible for Full Registration with the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS). The programme has been co-designed with the Scottish Council for Independent Schools (SCIS) to offer a contextualised route for teaching staff in Independent Schools in Scotland, to enable them to achieve a GTCS-accredited Initial Teacher Education award, which meets the conditions outlined by GTCS in response to their application for Full Registration.

This new programme is contemporary in structure and aims to develop and enhance classroom practice while equipping participants with an enquiring stance in education. It promotes collaborative engagement and enables participants to engage in relevant, professional learning over 2 years on a part-time, on-line basis which takes cognisance of the current and future demands on those in the teaching profession.

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

Special features ◾The programme leads to full GTCS registration, for those participants who hold the required GTCS academic qualifications, allowing teachers the option to progress their career in the independent or maintained sector. ◾Participants who complete the diploma programme will have achieved 120 masters credits with the option to undertake further study (60 credits) to achieve a full Masters degree in Education. ◾The programme is generic and offers flexibility thus ensuring it is equally relevant to the primary and secondary contexts. ◾The programme acknowledges the teaching experience and prior professional learning of participants.

How long will my course last? ◾Part-time (structured): 2 years

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