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Professional Global Diploma in Education (PGDE)

It provides opportunities for participants to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes, together with an understanding of the responsibilities and obligations of belonging to the teaching profession.

Program Overview

This qualification aims to provide learners with knowledge and skills that will enable them to be effective in a senior level role within a school or equivalent learning environment.


This course contains 4 mandatory modules which carries 21 credits each. The learner should complete all the modules successfully to attain this qualification.

Modules  SCQF Credit  Mandatory/ Optional
Increasing Learning and Achievement in Classrooms  21  Mandatory
Designing Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for students with special education needs  21  Mandatory
Teacher as a Leader  21  Mandatory
Teacher as a Professional  21  Mandatory
 Complete Qualification 84


There are four intakes for the SQA PGDE qualification in a year – January, April, July & October. The program is delivered online.

Course Duration​

8 months

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Study Mode

Remote Learning

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    Professional Global Diploma in Education: This pathway is designed for learners who intend to specialize in Education. 

    The focus of this module is helping K-12 practitioners advance their expertise in the field of teaching by expanding their knowledge and skills in three major areas:

    • Knowledge of learners and learning
    • Knowledge of subject matter and curriculum goals
    • Knowledge of effective teaching models, strategies and practices

    Learning Outcomes

    • Discuss research and theory on the process of learning in education.
    • Apply effective learning practices in the classroom.
    • Analyze findings from neuroscience as they relate to learning.

    Time frame

    Time: Two months/8 Weeks

    Total Hours: 200

    In this module, practitioners will learn about the challenges of students who have disabilities and those who have significant difficulty with learning but do not qualify for special education services. Practitioners will learn how to adapt curriculum, instruction and assessment to maximize learning for students of determination

    Learning Outcomes

    • Critically evaluate the implications of inclusion and special needs legislation at your school.
    • Assess ways to improve inclusive teaching processes.
    • Evaluate the role of an educational practitioner in helping students develop social skills and form positive peer relationships.
    • Assess how the design of a curriculum for students with special needs has evolved.

    Time frame

    Time: Two months/8 Weeks

    Total Hours: 200

    In this module, practitioners are introduced to the teacher leadership concept and the value it holds in the educational field. In the wake of current educational challenges practitioners will learn the critical importance of expanding their knowledge of educational research and theory to guide leadership decisions. To effect a positive change in their learning community and cultivate the attributes and attitudes of a leader teacher, practitioners will also engage in personal assessment and analysis.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Discuss leadership theories as they apply to educational settings.
    • Analyze your skill-set against the research on teacher leadership.
    • Develop a plan for continuous acquisition and improvement of your teacher leadership skills.
    • Analyze aspects of an educational institution involved in a change initiative.

    Time frame

    Time: Two months/8 Weeks

    Total Hours: 200

    In this module, practitioners learn what it means to be a professional in today’s diverse and rapidly changing educational landscape. They examine their values, beliefs, vision, mission and their role in the broader context of the teaching profession. They learn the importance of collaboration in the professional learning community and the need to advocate for students, in the field of education. Practitioners also learn on how professional stance influences student learning.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Evaluate the qualities that make an expert teacher.
    • Evaluate your own teaching performance to identify areas of professional development.
    • Analyze the effectiveness of professional partnerships and networks and their impact on student learning.
    • Design an educational weblog resource for teachers.

    Time frame

    Time: Two months/8 Weeks

    Total Hours: 200

    Learning Outcomes

    Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

    Recorded session for offline viewing

    World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

    Regular webinars by industry leaders

    Assignments for module assessments

    Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

    Online library to further enhance your knowledge

    Personalised support and guidance from mentors

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    About Scottish Qualifications Authority, UK

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is an international leader in education and qualifications development. It is the executive public body of the Scottish government responsible for accrediting educational awards and is accredited by the UK government to offer educational qualifications. SQA has over 100 years of experience in developing qualifications and qualifications systems, and over 20 years of experience working internationally in partnership with schools, colleges, universities, employers, training organizations, industry professionals, professional bodies, and governments. Through these partnerships, SQA continuously enhances its skills and expertise through mutual and shared learning and in turn shares its knowledge, technical expertise and skills, and other educational pursuits for the global good. SQA helps individuals realize their potential and achieve their ambitions by providing a wide range of high-quality, internationally recognized qualifications, and associated services.  Based in Glasgow, SQA is also recognized by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, UK. SQA is also one of the four partners of The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SQCF) which is the national credit transfer system for all levels of qualifications in Scotland, UK.

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    Salma Yehia
    Salma Yehia is a lecturer and research analyst in the areas of Marketing and Business Studies with extensive 7-year experience in academia. She started her teaching career as a lecturer in Egypt at the German University in Cairo (GUC) and has proved herself as a valuable faculty in various domains especially Marketing and Strategic Management. She is also experienced in other business studies as Human Resource Management, International Business, Strategic Leadership, and Business Sustainability. Alongside Salma has professional research experience and has excelled as a Research Assistant on numerous fieldwork research projects in Egypt, Germany, and UAE. Salma holds an MSc in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from the GUC. And is currently pursuing her PhD degree at Phillips-University in Marburg; with a thesis titled “The effect of living in a sustainable city on sustainable consumption: a comparative analysis between Germany and UAE”. Her research interests lie in the areas of international marketing, sustainability, consumer psychology, and corporate social responsibility. She has published and presented proceedings at international conferences in Egypt, Germany, and Turkey. In addition to academia, Salma practices Pilates and is passionate about travelling, exploring new destinations, and experiencing diversified cultures.
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    Ms. Maria Monica

    Associate Head of Quality & Compliance
    Ms. Maria Monica
    Maria is an academician with over seven years of teaching experience for Postgraduate and Undergraduate programs. Areas of expertise and research interests include the field of accounting, finance, taxation, banking & education. Published several articles in national and international journals. She is currently pursuing her PhD. Other Qualifications - M. Com (Accounting & Taxation), B. Com (Finance), PGDBI (Banking & Insurance), B.Ed. (Pedagogy Commerce) and UGC NET.
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    Dr. Rekha Shewakramani

    Faculty and Program Leader
    Dr. Rekha Shewakramani
    Dr Rekha Shewakramani has a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Her research focuses on organizational behaviour which associates with a performance at work and contentment in an organization. Rekha has been awarded various accolades in the field of research and management in human resources. Her key achievement was to receive the title of the researcher of the year in 2019 for her presentations and publications in the research field. Rekha started her teaching career in UAE in the year 2020 and has successfully trained various professionals for the certification and courses that have accreditation from the UK. Her hands-on experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students in India is now serving as an encouragement to serve and train professionals about the practices of management across different nations. She has recently become an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK) in the year 2022. Being a gold medallist in Master of Business Administration, her research work has been chosen and published in some of the UGC Listed Journals in India. She has always been a part of the education industry by serving as a counsellor, trainer, and research fellow which has helped her in attaining the confidence in developing content and imparting knowledge using a combination of practical and theoretical tools.
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    Ms. Rajashree K.N

    Senior Faculty and Course Leader
    Ms. Rajashree K.N
    Rajshree’s qualification entails MBA in Human Resources, Bachelor's in Science, and BA in Arts. Prior to her 8-year stint in education, she had the privilege to work as human resource personnel in organizations like GE, Nissan, Fullerton India, and Standard Chartered Bank for a span of 8 years.

    Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani

    Faculty and Program Leader
    Dr. Noor un Nisa Shahani
    Dr. Noor holds the degree of PhD in Commerce (Management Sciences) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan. Her research interest includes Organizational Behavior, Business Creativity, HR Practices and General Management. She has 10 years of teaching experience at University Level. She also holds a high reputation due to her extraordinary contribution in Research and got award for outstanding research contribution in 2021 by Bath Spa University, UAE. As a trainer Dr. Noor has conducted professional trainings on Research methods Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. Where she has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from highly qualified faculty. She has around 30 national and International research publications.

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    Shahid Wani

    Senior Faculty
    Shahid Wani
    Shahid holds 8 years of experience in Business and Finance, both industrial and academic. For the first 3 years of his working career, he worked for the British Civil Service in the financial domain. He has also been an active volunteer for an NGO in India, specifically working on social issues like women's empowerment, child education, child labour, and dowry. Shahid started his teaching career as a lecturer in India and has accomplished himself as a valuable faculty in various domains of business management, especially in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Risk, and Banking. He is also well equipped and experienced in business areas like HR, Supply Chain, Operations, sustainability, and so on. Besides he is also an established Trainer with years of experience in the Education & Corporate sector in the UAE & India. He earned his Master’s degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. Currently, he is pursuing his certification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) body, UK. He is also a successful diploma holder in the areas of Leadership and Conflict Management. Being a sports enthusiast, Shahid is a State level cricket player and has played across many states in India and local clubs in the United Kingdom. He has won many certifications and awards in various other sports including basketball and hockey.

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    Dean – Academic and Student Affairs
    Dr. Vivek Mohan

    Dr. Vivek has extensive experience managing multicultural, high-achieving teams in higher education domains related to the Middle East, the UK, and the US in terms of strategy, operations, and delivery. He is the recipient of the prestigious Medici Enterprise Award for commercialisation of research (UK) and various GCC leadership and organization awards. He holds a PhD in Business Management (UK) and an MSc in International Business (UK), a Doctorate in Management (Spain), an M.Phil in Applied Leadership (Spain) and is certified in Block Chain from UCLA (US), education design from UCL (UK), Project Management from CMI (UK) and blended learning from UNSW (Australia).

    He started his career as an operations consultant and has worked in product development and education design. Dr. Vivek has published and presented papers in international journals and conferences across the globe on topics such as Sustainability, Expatriate Performance and Synchronous online learning. With more than fifteen years of experience in both academia and consulting, he has worked closely with several highly regarded American and British universities on international alliances and digital implementation of higher education programs. Dr. Vivek has consulted for the UK Government (Arts Council, England) and held faculty and researcher positions at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Leeds Business School, UK. Dr.Vivek has consulted and trained for public institutions and MNCs, including the ICC Cricket Council headquarters, PWC Middle East, Petrofac, Sharjah Co-op and WJ Groundwater.

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    Entry Requirements

    • Age 20+ and Gender is no bar. Be currently teaching and have access to a classroom (if not we will provide placement support).
    • Be committed to developing their teaching and learning skills through reflective practice in the field of education.
    • Be graduates of an approved university or other institution of higher education.
    • Applicants for whom English is not the medium of instruction of their first degree must have achieved a British Council IELTS average final score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in any element no more than two years prior to admission.
    • Applicants with lesser qualifications may be considered for ‘exceptional entry’. If you do not meet these criteria you may contact us about a non-standard entry

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