Postgraduate Course

PGCE Teacher Training

Hibernia College Dublin

Course Options
  • PGCEOnline18 - 24 months
Course Information

Hibernia College has developed an online initial teacher training course for graduates who want to become teachers of Maths, Physics, Chemistry, French, German or Spanish. The course is specifically designed to offer you an accessible route into teaching and leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) as well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

The UN estimates 8 million extra teachers are needed worldwide by 2015, and UNESCO projects that 6.8 million are needed for primary education.

PGCE Trainee

Our PGCE trainees are highly motivated and capable of becoming great teachers of Maths, Chemistry, Physics, French, German or Spanish. You may be a recent graduate or a driven professional looking to change career. You should have relevant subject knowledge, however,Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)is included as standard.


Our 18-24 month online teaching course offers you aflexiblepath to becoming a teacher. It is delivered through a mix of online learning, face-to-face workshops and 24 weeks of in-school teacher training.

The first half of the course is delivered 100% online to allow you to fit learning in and around existing commitments. The second half of the course incorporates 24 weeks of compulsory PGCE school practice, which is delivered on a full-time basisat in-school placements.

PGCE in-school placements

Our initial teacher training course is unique. We can arrange yourmandatory 24 weeks of PGCE in-school placementsfor you. By working with a national network ofhigh-quality teacher training schools across England,Hibernia College is able to organisetwo full-timePGCE school placements (usually 12 weeks each) on your behalf.

To support you through this process,wealso arrange an in-school mentor.Yourpersonal pathway tutor, a specialist in your PGCE subject, will visit you in-school and guide you throughout the PGCE course.

Entry Requirements For This Course

Contact Hibernia College Dublin to find course entry requirements.

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

Course Contact Details


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