School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate Education (International) (PGCEi)


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

Course overview

A Level 7 qualification on the UK National Qualifications Framework, PGCEi is relevant to all curricula, subjects and phases.

It focuses on improving individual teaching practice through critical reflection and research. You will compare teaching approaches in different countries and develop a global approach to education.

This course comprises either one or two face-to-face sessions (depending on cohort location), where you will meet your Nottingham-based tutor as well as fellow students. You will then complete your studies online with individual tutor support.

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 4th in the UK for education in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.

The PGCEi runs in locations around the world, taught by world-expert tutors with a range of specialisms. More than 2,500 students have completed the programme, with approximately 800 currently on course.


Cohorts are currently being recruited in the locations below:

Country Location Start date 
China Hong Kong (SAR) Next cohort to be arranged
China Shanghai Next cohort to be arranged
China Suzhou Next cohort to be arranged
Colombia Bogotá June 2019
Czech Republic Prague February 2019
East Africa Nairobi July 2019
Ecuador Quito Next cohort to be arranged
Ghana Accra July 2019
India Bangalore Next cohort to be arranged
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur April 2019
Nigeria Abuja April 2019
Nigeria Corona Next cohort to be arranged
Nigeria Qaardan Next cohort to be arranged
Peru Lima July 2019
Singapore Singapore Next cohort to be arranged
Spain Valencia Next cohort to be arranged
Thailand Bangkok Next cohort to be arranged
UAE Ajman March 2019
UK Nottingham Next cohort to be arranged
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Next cohort to be arranged

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.

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.


Our graduates consistently tell us that the course has enhanced their career prospects and been an aid to promotion.

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

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