International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) (PGCE)

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The award
PGCE

How long you will study
1 - 2 year

Domestic course fees
GBP 2415 per year

How you will study
online

Course starts
January, May, September

International course fees
GBP 2550 per year

All study options

About International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) at University of Derby Online Learning

Building on the University of Derby’s strengths in teacher training and education, we are pleased to be developing a new International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) qualification, due to launch in 2019. The new programme is being designed to meet the interests of both novice and experienced teachers, and will provide students with a theoretical and reflective approach to their practice. This course will not only be attractive to teachers in the UK looking to boost their professional development, but also for those working internationally as it can be studied from anywhere in the world through part-time online learning.

This internationally recognised postgraduate qualification will be unique in its flexibility, it will allow you to study a number of optional areas such as applied pedagogy, evaluating learning, and curriculum challenges, from an international perspective. Furthermore, there will be an option to undertake a module dedicated to inclusion and understanding differences, a highly topical area in the modern teaching environment.

By studying this postgraduate qualification, you will be gaining valuable knowledge relevant to all subjects and curricula, encouraging you to consider new ways of understanding teaching, learning and education in an international context.

The forthcoming International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) will not be a teaching qualification but as a teacher already involved in the international school sector you will benefit highly from this qualification, gaining the professional development necessary to achieve more senior roles, enrich your knowledge, challenge your practice and boost your confidence. You may be inspired to continue onto a Master’s programme such as our online MA Education (with ESOL and Leadership pathways) or other similar Level 7 courses.

Students frequently tell us that one of their favourite things about the online learning experience is hearing the diverse mix of experiences and ideas told by their fellow students in the interactive learning resources UDOL offer, especially when that challenges their own thinking. Our tutors have many years’ experience in the education sector themselves, so they understand your profession and are sympathetic to the pressures of balancing study with a busy teaching job.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPGCEHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsJanuary, May, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 2415 per yearInternational course feesGBP 2550 per year

Entry requirements

You will require:

  • An undergraduate degree in a related discipline
  • You must be an established educator who is currently employed in educational / classroom context

If English is not your first language you will need an English language qualification. 

For this course you will need at least one of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0*

  • TOEFL 550 (paper based) 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based)

  • Pearson Test of Academic English: 51

  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Pass

  • London Tests of English: we accept level 4 for undergraduate courses

  • International GCE O Level English Language: Grade C

  • International GCSE English/English as a Second Language: Grade C*

*If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 6.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

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