Interested in becoming a primary teacher?

Would-be primary teachers in Moray are being given the chance to fulfil their ambition by studying part-time for the necessary qualification.

We're working in partnership with Aberdeen University to offer an online postgraduate diploma in education beginning early in the New Year 2018.

The course is structured in such a way that aspiring teachers will be able to study in their own time and fit their studies around their work schedule.

It will be delivered through e-learning, face-to-face Saturday workshops, self-study, collaborative group work and school placements to develop the academic, personal and professional skills necessary for teaching.

The course comprises an 18-month programme of study, which will include 18 weeks of placement experience in a Moray primary school with a guaranteed probationer year with Moray Council at the end of it. Placements are normally in four-week blocks.

Interested in applying?

Applicants must live within Moray and have competent ICT skills appropriate for engaging in online distance learning. Applicants need to meet the same entry requirements as the full time PGDE Primary course.

Applicants will require to have a degree and to have relevant experience of working with young people, formally or informally.

They will also be required to have gained Higher English at grade C or above, Mathematics National 5 at grade C or above, Standard Grade at grade 2 or above and Intermediate 2 at grade C or above.

Before applying please check that you have the necessary entry requirements.  

Course fees are expected to be £1,820 over the two academic sessions, although applicants may be eligible for funding from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

Further details can be found on the Aberdeen University DLITE webpage.

If you wish to apply please complete and return the application form (Word) by email to myra.orr@moray.gov.uk.The deadline date for submission of the local authority form is Friday 18 August 2017.

Selection process

There are a limited number of places available on the programme and applications will be considered by the Local Authority in the first instance.

Successful applicants at this stage will be contacted and asked to complete and submit an application form to the University by 25 September. The University will then undertake a second selection stage and successful applicants at this stage will be invited for interview in Elgin in late October/early November.

Any offer of a place on the DLITE PGDE Primary Programme will require a commitment from candidates to remain in Moray for their probationary year.

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