UWS Clearing 2022

Professional Graduate Diploma Education (PGDE) - Secondary





9 months, full-time




August 2022

About the course

Teaching qualifications are offered in the following areas*. You will select one or two of the following subjects, depending on qualifications:

  • Art & Design – 222X
  • Biology with Science – 222Z
  • Chemistry with Science – 2233
  • English – 222Y
  • Maths – 222W
  • French – X130
  • German – X131
  • Spanish – X132
  • Physics with Science – 294C

Our course currently consists of three compulsory modules, one of which is taught in conjunction with PGDE (Primary) and is offered at both SCQF levels 10 and 11, giving the option of 40 credits of internationally-recognised master’s level study. You will develop an understanding of the curriculum and a range of approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in your chosen subject discipline(s).

* The University reserves the right to withdraw certain subjects, depending on the quotas set by the Scottish Funding Council.

Note: PGDE Physical Education is not entering Clearing in 2022.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent (Honours degree not essential)*

English Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: English at C or above, or equivalent
  • GCSE English Literature & English Language at Grade C, or above

Mathematics Requirements

  • Scottish National 5 (Grade C) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C) / Standard Grade (Credit) in Maths
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Maths O3
  • GCSE: Maths at Grade C, or above

Note: Maths and English qualifications can be pending at the time of application.

* the degree must contain 80 credits relevant to subject area you plan to teach (eg. Art, French, Mathematics)

Further Information

Clearing Guide

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You should use the UCAS Hub to keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application. Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Fees & Funding

Your tuition fee status is determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident. Find out all about undergraduate fees and funding for Scottish, UK, EU and International students – including information on tuition fees, student loans, and alternative sources of funding.

Contact us

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

Whilst we may be dealing with a lot of enquiries during Results Day, our advisors will do everything they can to answer your call or email as efficiently as possible, so you shouldn’t be waiting too long.

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


We will always try to make sure that we publish accurate course information but we do not accept responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. We will also try to make sure that we deliver our courses in line with our published information. However, we may not always be able to do so and you can find further information about this in our enrolment terms and conditions.