Want a career shift? Thinking of teaching?

People looking for a career change and thinking of teaching in primary or secondary schools are being encouraged by The Highland Council and The University of Aberdeen to consider a distance learning course (DLITE).

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Bill Alexander, Director of The Highland Council’s Care and Learning Service said: “We have a very successful partnership with the University of Aberdeen which is an excellent way for people to take up teaching without having to leave their home area.

“Part time distance learning can be done from home with a placement in the local area, enabling people to train without having to uproot their lives to study elsewhere.

“Like many other local authorities across Scotland we are facing challenges in recruiting enough people into teaching. The DLITE course is allowing us to ‘home-grow’ new teaching talent from within our local area.  I encourage anyone with an interest in teaching to consider this fantastic opportunity.”

Training for the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education DLITE (Distance Learning ITE) starts in January 2019 and the deadline for applications is 22 August 2018.

The DLITE PGDE (Primary) is a part-time, distance learning, 18 month programme of study (120 credits), which includes 18 weeks of placement experience in Primary Schools within the Highland Council area. The course includes: E-Learning, face-to-face workshops (eight Saturday ‘Network’ days), self-study, collaborative group work, and professional practice on placement, to develop the academic, personal, and professional skills suitable for entry into the teaching profession.

The programme involves set courses which include:

  • Developing Professional Practice 1 & 2: Professional Studies / Learning & Teaching through the Primary Curriculum / Professional Enquiry.
  • School Experience: 18 weeks of full-time placement over the duration of the programme

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals living in the Highland Council area.

The DLITE PGDE (Secondary) is a part-time distance learning programme of study and applications are now being accepted. Details are available from the University of Aberdeen.

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28 Jun 2018