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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15135: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government which universities offer teacher training courses, and for what subjects.

Answered by: John Swinney 16 March 2018

There are 9 institutions currently offering Initial Teacher Education programmes. These are :-

University of Aberdeen https://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/degrees-programmes/undergraduate--73.php

University of Dundee https://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/education/

University of Edinburgh https://www.ed.ac.uk/education/undergraduate/degree-programmes

University of Glasgow https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/study/undergraduate/

University of Highlands and Islands https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/courses/?keyword=PGDE

University of Stirling https://www.stir.ac.uk/undergraduate-study/course-information/courses-a-to-z/school-of-education/education-primary/

University of Strathclyde https://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/pgdeteachereducation/

University of the West of Scotland https://www.uws.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-course-search/education/

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland https://www.rcs.ac.uk/courses/bed-music-honours/#introduction

The details of the programmes are available from each institution rather than held centrally by the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government recently announced that Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University will offer Initial Teacher Education programmes for the first time next year. Supported by a £1.3 million investment from the Scottish Government, the programmes will start in August 2019.