Technology teacher training options

Teachers of technological education either have a degree in an engineering or a technological subject plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Alternatively they can study a degree course that combines technology with education. And if these options don’t quite work for your circumstances, there are some alternative routes to consider.

Bursary for Technical Education teaching courses in Scotland

There are bursaries available for career changers who have been employed for at least three of the last five years and already have a Technical Education degree. Find out how to apply here.

Four-year university course in education

For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:

  • English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) AND
  • Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).

Check the entry requirements with the course provider.

PGDE university courses

Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in Technology at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider.

Alternate routes into teaching

These routes offer a little more flexibility in order to encourage diversity in the profession:

  • Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education PGDE Secondary – University of Aberdeen
  • Combined PGDE with integrated Masters & induction year in Secondary STEM subjects – University of Strathclyde

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