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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07800: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how the University of Edinburgh’s new two-year postgraduate teacher education course will attract potential applicants into the teaching profession.

Answered by: John Swinney 16 March 2017

The University of Edinburgh’s new two-year postgraduate teacher education course is a new form of initial teacher education that will result in the award of a full Masters degree and teachers being able to work across both the primary and secondary sectors. The higher academic qualification and increased flexibility in terms of employment will be attractive to graduates considering teaching as a career.