Highland Council Distance Learning Course to Become a Primary School Teacher
11th December 2014
Part-time distance learning primary teaching course.
Building on an existing successful partnership between The Highland Council and the University of Aberdeen, the next Distance Learning Initial Teacher Education Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (DLITE PGDE) (Primary) begins on 7 February 2015. Ten places are available.
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 makes use of blended learning opportunities: E-Learning, face-to-face workshops (six Saturday ‘Network' days), self-study, collaborative group work, and professional practice on placement (18 weeks in total), 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. Entry requirements for the course are as follows:
· Graduate with relevant experience in working with young people (formally or informally);
· Higher English at Grade C or above or equivalent;
· Mathematics National 5 at Grade C or above, Standard Grade at Grade 2 or above,
Intermediate 2 at Grade C or above, or equivalent;
· Competent ICT skills appropriate for engaging in online distance learning.
The deadline for applications is 9 January 2015. Interviews will be held in Inverness on Friday 23 January 2015. The course starts with an induction which will be held in the University of Aberdeen on Saturday 7 February 2015.
For further details and an application form please contact:
Mrs Cathy Reid - E: c.a.reid[AT]abdn.ac.uk
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The Highland Council has agreed a capital programme of £482m over the next 5 years. The Highland Council serves the largest geographical area in Scotland (over 30%) and has just under £2bn of assets on its balance sheet comprising, amongst other things, 203 operational schools, over 6,700km of roads and over 2,000 properties.
The Highland Council's Enforcement Officers have stepped up patrols in Caithness in a move to tackle the problem of littering, fly tipping and dog fouling. A number of fixed penalty notices have been issued recently including an £80 fine for dog fouling in the Stafford Lane and Back Bridge area of Wick, a £200 fine for fly-tipping on Ackergill Street and another £80 fine for dog fouling in Lybster.
Speaking ahead of today's Council meeting to agree the Council's Capital Programme for 2018/19 to 2022/23, Cllr Margaret Davidson, Leader of the Highland Council said:- "This programme delivers significant investment in a range of key projects across the Highlands. We are investing in schools, roads, bridges, harbours and flood prevention schemes that will benefit our communities.
Highland Council is to make a special case for extra capital investment in the road infrastructure after a winter period which has seen the Highlands battered by some 57 days of severe weather. Highland Council area is particularly subject to severe winter weather, which has a significant impact on the roads and other infrastructure.
Maps of the Council's gritting routes by priority and policy are available online at www.highland.gov.uk/gritting. The information provided is a summary of reports from operational staff and is intended to give a general indication of typical conditions in each area at a point in time.
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A Partnership for Procurement event was held in Inverness today (Thursday 6 March) to raise awareness and the capability of the third sector to successfully bid, supply and deliver services for the public sector. Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is a new initiative funded through the Scottish Government's 10 Year Social Enterprise Strategy; supporting social enterprises and third sector organisations to better access public contracts and build partnerships.
Across the Northern Alliance local authorities an exciting project has been rolled out to raise attainment in literacy, language and communication. The programme is being delivered in around 50% of primary schools across the Northern Alliance and is aimed at supporting practitioners to take a developmental approach to supporting early literacy development.
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