The University of Aberdeen

Education Studies (with Scottish Teaching Qualification)

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Rank: 26 (TCUG)

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Study mode distance learning

Degree: Certificate

Start Date: 2019/09/02

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This programme allows experienced teachers qualified elsewhere (or in another sector) to meet the GTCS requirements for full-registration whilst being conditionally employed in a school under the ‘conditional provision registration’ status. Further, teachers in the private sector will (from 2017) need to be GTCS registered and therefore this offers a route to meeting the GTCS requirements for full registration status. This is a distance learning programme. The aim of the programme is to produce fully qualified teachers in both secondary and primary sectors. The programme will enable FE lecturers and teachers qualified out with Scotland to gain the standard for full registration with the GTCS. This will allow candidates to teach in either primary or secondary sectors, depending on GTCS recognised qualifications. Candidates should enquire first with their Local Authority before applying. The award consists of two compulsory courses of 30 credits each at Master’s (level 11) over one academic year starting in September and ending in May. Candidates are simultaneously expected to spend a minimum of 18 weeks (90 days) in a school to achieve the Standard for Full Registration (SFR). In the event of a candidate not being successful in attaining the SFR they can exit with an academic PG Certificate in Educational Studies.


Entry requirements

Candidates are required to gain Provisional Conditional Registration from GTCS and support from a local authority for the placement component of the qualification before they can commence the two academic master’s level courses at the University of Aberdeen. Applicants should provide a copy of their GTCS certificate with their application.

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IELTS (Academic): 6.5
PTE Academic: 62.0
TOEFL (iBT): 90.0

About this university

International students

For students travelling from outside the UK, the International Student Advisors are available to help guide them on a range of issues. This can range from immigration and visas information, non-academic guidance regarding life in the country as well as help on financial matters. They are based within the Student Advice and Support Office and there are also various pages on the website to help with confidential advice and guidance. Students are represented by the Aberdeen University Students' Association (AUSA). It does not operate a traditional students' union arrangement but does operate The Hub, a dining and social centre created in the former central refectory after a refurbishment. There are some 100 clubs and societies for students to get involved with. The AUSA organises these and among them is the Aberdeen University Debater, the oldest organisation founded in 1848. There is also a student newspaper and numerous other arts and media opportunities. Another notable organisation is the Aberdeen Future Fund, a charity that seeks positive relationships from alumni of the university with current students to help prepare for their future. Sports are organised by the Aberdeen University Sports Union and make use of the various facilities around the sites including the fields to the rear of King's College and the Aberdeen Sports Village.

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