A new partnership initiative between Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services and the University of Aberdeen is offering aspiring teachers the chance to gain a part-time postgraduate teaching qualification.
Currently 20 Aberdeenshire students are almost halfway through their studies on the first Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education (DLITE) programme which was launched last year.
This year the programme is open to those interested in gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) for the primary sector or a number of secondary subject areas.
Candidates with an interest in teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics, business, home economics, art, computing, English, Gaelic or technical studies are encouraged to apply.
An information evening will take place at Inverurie Academy on Wednesday, October 8 from 5-6pm for interested parties.
Through the DLITE programme, candidates will be supported to study part-time and mostly online with the university alongside their normal working hours.
Students will come together at various points during their studies to meet and work with both Aberdeenshire Council and university staff.
The course takes 18 months to complete and participants will complete 18 weeks of practical experience in Aberdeenshire schools in the same way students on the traditional one-year course do.
In order to qualify to join the DLITE programme, you must either work in Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services or live in Aberdeenshire.
You must also already have a degree from a recognised university and meet the entry requirements for the University of Aberdeen (Higher English and Standard Grade Mathematics at credit grade or equivalent).
Candidates will also need experience working with children in a school, child care or voluntary setting.
For further details or to register your interest in the programme, please contact Margaret Khan by emailing Margaret.firstname.lastname@example.org