School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi)


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Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi)
Duration: The recommended timescale for the course is approximately 12 months, but it can be completed in eight months
School: School of Education

Course overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi) is a Level 7 qualification on the UK National Qualifications Framework. It is taught by part-time, distance learning and is a programme of professional enrichment for educators working in countries other than the UK.

The PGCEi is relevant to all curricula, subjects and phases. It focuses on the improvement of individual teaching practice through critical reflection and research on practice. It also enables you to compare teaching approaches in different countries and develop a global approach to education.

The course comprises a face-to-face introductory event in your cohort location, where you will meet your Nottingham-based tutor and fellow students. This is followed by online distance learning with individual tutor support. Find out more on our course details page.

Why Nottingham?

The PGCEi at the University of Nottingham is one of the leading courses of its type. The programme is offered by a truly international university, with the School of Education ranked 22nd in the world for education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

The PGCEi runs in 14 locations around the world. It offers the best value for money, with world-expert tutors with a range of specialisms. More than 1,600 students have completed the programme, with approximately 800 currently on course.

Our graduates tell us that the PGCEi has been an aid to promotion, and a useful qualification for those wanting to enhance their CV prior to applying for a new position. 

I cannot find enough words to express my gratitude to those who have designed this course...since I have learned so much and most importantly, my thoughts have developed enormously and critically.

Gayana Krnatyan, Istanbul cohort


Currently cohorts are being recruited in the locations below:

Country Location Start date 
China Hong Kong (SAR) July 2018
China Shanghai September 2017
China Suzhou September 2017
Czech Republic Prague February 2018
East Africa Nairobi Next cohort to be arranged
Ecuador Quito Next cohort to be arranged
Ghana Accra July 2018
India Bangalore December 2017
Nigeria Corona November 2017
Nigeria Qaardan November 2017
Peru Lima Next cohort to be arranged
Singapore Singapore December 2017
Spain Valencia Next cohort to be arranged
Thailand Bangkok October 2017
UAE Sharjah October 2017
UK Nottingham July 2018
Vietnam Hanoi October 2017

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Please note: All PGCEi programmes are considered UK programmes for the purpose of registration and if you wish to make an enquiry please answer the question 'Where do you want to study?' as 'UK'. This does not alter your student status in anyway and is entirely for technical reasons.

Contact details for venue-specific enquiries can be found on the relevant venue page.

Important note: Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales is conferred by the National College for Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (England) and the Minister for Education and Skills (Wales) not by universities. This PGCEi does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK or elsewhere.

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