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Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 year (August to June)

Entry to Teaching for Graduates will provide you with a knowledge of the Scottish education system and key policy drivers. You will learn about mental health and wellbeing and how it relates to learning and teaching. You will also be introduced to some key teaching theories which will provide a good foundation for further study on a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) course.

If you wish to apply for a PGDE course, and already possess a relevant degree, but do not have the course entry requirements (Higher English and National 5 Maths), this course is for you.

What will I learn?

The Entry to Teaching for Graduates course includes the following:

  • NC Communication/Literature 1 (Higher English ‘C’ equivalent)
  • National 5 Applications of Mathematics 
  • A range of units covering aspects of learning, teaching and behaviour support
  • Coping strategies and building resilience
  • Work experience (to be arranged by the student, with support from Glasgow Clyde College)

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • National 4 Maths at A/B, or equivalent, and National 5 English at A/B, or equivalent.
  • A degree in a subject acceptable for admission to the PGDE course.
  • If English is not your first language, you must be able to demonstrate English language skills equivalent to IELTS 6, or have ESOL Higher A or B, or Cambridge CEA.

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

Although primarily designed for entry to a PGDE course, successful completion of this course would allow you to apply for suitable employment within further education, community education or jobs within the education sector which do not require a PGDE.

Jobs and further study

Successful completion of this course guarantees an interview for PGDE courses at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. Please note: entry is very competitive so a place cannot be guaranteed. 

Successful completion of this course would allow students to apply for any PGDE course in Scotland.

For more information on teaching, go to: https://teachinscotland.scot/

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session 
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in June/July 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6064