University of Edinburgh X100

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University of Edinburgh X100

University of Edinburgh X100

This Professional Graduate Diploma in Education is for graduates wishing to enter the teaching profession in Scotland at primary level.

The one-year programme is the Scottish route to qualified teacher status. We aim to produce successful, reflective teachers, sensitive to the demands of pupils, responsive to changes within the education system and committed to their own continuing professional development.

The 36-week primary programme is an intensive programme of study, half of which is spent in placement schools, with the other half spent studying on campus.

Your learning follows the chronological sequence of pupil development – the focus is initially on early years, moving to the middle primary and then upper primary years.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree preferred or equivalent. You must also have Higher English plus Maths at National 5 at B. You would be expected to have experience working with children in employment or voluntary basis and provide evidence of personal interests relevant to the primary school curriculum.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

12 months


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Moray House School of Education

SCQF Level




Holyrood Campus