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Home Economics: Professional Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education


Entry requirements

Successful applicants must, as a minimum, meet the requirements as set by the Memorandum on Entry Requirements to Courses of Initial Teacher Education in Scotland produced by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), which specifies general entrance requirements for all applicants and subject specific requirements for Secondary applicants.

Minimum entry requirements:

  • a degree validated by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom or a degree of an equivalent standard from an institution outside the United Kingdom
  • the degree should normally contain at least 80 SCQF credits including 40 SCQF credits at Level 8 (or above) from at least two of the following areas:
    • consumer studies, food studies, food or textile technology, nutrition
  • 40 Credits are needed in any subject relevant to Home Economics taught in Scottish schools
    • e.g. family studies, food sciences, health, hospitality, textile studies


 A National Qualification in English at SCQF Level 6, for example:

  • Higher English Grade C or;
  • A Level English, Grade D or;
  • GCSE English Language AND English Literature, at 4/C IN BOTH or;
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Higher English at Grade 4/C2.

 Please note that Higher ESOL is acceptable for entry to PGDE Secondary Education (Home Economics) only, it is not accepted for entry to BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary).


 A National Qualifications in Mathematics at SCQF Level 5, for example:

  • Standard Grade/Int 2/National 5 Mathematics Grade C or;
  • GCSE Mathematics at 4/C or;
  • Irish Leaving Certificate Mathematics Ordinary Grade 3/B3.

Please note National 5 Lifeskills/Applications Mathematics is accepted in place of National 5 Mathematics.

International: IELTS 6.5 with no element below 5.5

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Course Overview

1 year full-time
Start Date
August 2019
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