Entry to Teaching for Graduates
If you wish to apply for the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and already possess a relevant degree but do not have the course entry requirements (Higher English and Nat 5 Maths), this is the course for you.
What will I learn?
The course includes the following:
- NC Comms/Lit1 (Higher English ‘C’ equivalent)
- Applications of Mathematics (National 5 Maths)
- A range of units covering aspects of learning, teaching and behaviour support
- Interview preparation
Work Experience (to be arranged by student, with support from Glasgow Clyde College)
Employer and industry links
Although primarily designed for entry to the 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 would allow students to apply for any PGDE course in Scotland.
For more information on teaching, go to: https://teachinscotland.scot/
Please note - Participants on our course have a guaranteed interview for the PGDE with The University of Glasgow and The University of Strathclyde.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- Nat 4 Maths at A/B or equivalent
- Nat 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
- If you do not meet the above, you may still be considered based on personal statement, experience and interview.
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
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.
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application.
Staff will read and check the application form and if you have the relevant qualifications and a personal statement which clearly details your interest in teaching, you will be asked to attend an interview with a member of staff from the School of General Education and Social Science.
You must bring copies of references, Degree certificate and relevant SQA qualifications, which will be checked by a member of staff.
At the end of the interview process, staff members consider the following when making a decision:
- Academic grades
- Application form
Interviews will take usually place between February and March 2020.
You will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email, normally within 10 working days
You will either receive:
- An Unconditional offer - you have met the entry requirements and a place is yours
- A conditional offer - your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements, this may mean achieving an exam result or completion of a degree programme. As soon as you receive your results you must send them to the course administrator. Your offer will then be changed to an unconditional offer.
- Waiting list – Unfortunately the course is full, but if any spaces become available you will be contacted, usually around the course start date.
- Unsuccessful – You have not met the entry requirements and the applicant is advised to contact Student Services to discuss alternative options.
Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions and Induction date.
You must accept the place in order to reserve it. If your offer is unconditional, you must provide the evidence (qualifications, references, other details) as soon as these are available to you.
Funding in the form of a college bursary may be available depending on individual circumstances.