Can I train to teach psychology in schools in Scotland? Yes you can!

teachingNew for 2016-17 – a PGDE (Post grad teaching qualification) Psychology at Strathclyde!

If you’d always wanted to teach Psychology in Scottish schools, but could only find training courses in England – Strathclyde University now have the answer for you –  Strathclyde are accepting applications for their new PGDE in Psychology – and you can even teach it in Gaelic!

Application is via UCAS using the codes below

Psychology (Graduate Entry) (8X89)

Psychology – Gaelic Medium (8X88)

Apply asap via UCAS – normal GTCS (General Teaching Council for Scotland) requirements apply: – ie, your degree should normally contain 80 SCOTCAT credit points relevant to the teaching qualification or qualifications being studied (ie psychology). 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) level 8 or above.  This means 40 credits of psychology in first year, then another 40 in second year.

Plus you’ll need to prove an interest and experience in teaching/working with young people – this can be via:

  • volunteering with LEAPS (Lothian Equal Access Partnership)
  • work experience in a school
  • summer camps in the US
  • UK summer schools with young people

…plus get more ideas and lots of advice via our Teaching in Schools – Where do I Start? booklet

For more on teaching as a career – take a look at Teaching section of our online careers information and advice.

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