DLITE 2019 Celebration

Congratulations to the newest DLITE graduates, celebrating the completion of their studies on Saturday 22nd June 2019. Above, from left to right: Ana Candido-Barton, Justine Mackay, Anna Stirling, Kelly Donnelly, Claire Gray, Jo Scott, Joanne Harper, Kerry Challinor, Sonya Morrison,  Linda Fraser

Also congratulations to those who graduated but could not attend: Ashley Mackay, Michelle McNeil, Alba Garcia Trueba, Jade MacLennan, Pamela Fegan

Above, with Holly Ross (DLITE Development Officer) and Aileen Mackay (Head Teacher, Smithton Primary and Strategic QIO)

We welcome our new Highland colleagues into the teaching profession and wish them all the best in their chosen careers.

Training for the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Education DLITE (Distance Learning ITE) starts in January 2020 and the deadline for applications is 23rd August 2019.

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 includes: E-Learning, face-to-face workshops (eight Saturday ‘Network’ days), self-study, collaborative group work, and professional practice on placement, 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.

DLITE 2020 Applications

Please note…

DLITE is NOT aimed only at Highland Council employees. Anyone residing in Highland, with the correct qualifications and experience, as well as an agreement with your Line Manager for time off for placements (18 weeks across the 18 months) can apply!

DLITE 2020 Applications Open

Applications are now welcomed from the University of Aberdeen for the Distance Learning Initial Teaching Education (DLITE) programme commencing in January 2020.


Programme Information and qualifications required can be found on the University of Aberdeen Website, via

Please also consult the PGDE Information Leaflet at – it covers entry for full time in August 2019 and DLITE in January 2020;


Application forms are available from Cathy Reid,   When contacting the University of Aberdeen you must include the name of the Local Authority you are applying through.  This is to ensure you receive the correct application for appropriate Local Authority.

If you do not receive a reply from Cathy within five working days you need to contact the University of Aberdeen yourself to check the progress of your request. The closing date for application is 5.00pm, 23rd of August 2019.

RLTT Applications Reminder

Please remember that the closing time and date for all applications for RLTT 2019 is 12pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019If you are sending a hard copy by post, please send to the following address and ensure that it arrives prior to this time as applications will only be able to picked up during the morning of 30th April. The preferred method of submission, however, is by email to 

Holly Ross

Care and Learning

Highland Council Headquarters

Glenurquhart Road



Rural LTT PGDE 2019 Applications Now Open

For those Highland Council employees wishing to pursue a career in Primary Teaching and interested in applying for the RLTT PGDE programme of study in association with Highland Council, UHI and the University of Dundee, the applications for the new cohort starting in 2019 are now available. Please follow this link for all the relevant information and application form:

Rural LTT Applications 2019

The closing date is Tuesday 30th April 2019 by 12pm and must be returned to 

You must have the appropriate qualifications and have the permission of your Line Manager. Late entries will NOT be accepted.