School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate Education (International) (PGCEi)

children's hands holding a model of a globeThe PGCEi focuses on improving professional practice for international educators through critical reflection and research. You will compare teaching approaches in different countries and develop a global approach to education.

If you love teaching and want to improve your career prospects, the PGCEi is for you. It does not matter what age or subject you teach – the course is relevant to all curricula and phases.

The PGCEi is a Level 7 qualification on the UK National Qualifications Framework and carries 60 CATS points.  

The PGCEi is a blended course with an in-person induction followed by asynchronous online learning. The course starts with an induction which is usually held in the country you apply for. However, we also offer a fully online cohort where your induction will take place online. This will be timed sessions with your cohort participants and university tutors, just the same as an in-person induction.

You are welcome to apply for any cohort but please ensure the dates/timings/location of the induction sessions suit you as it is compulsory that you attend these sessions.

Following your induction, you will continue to learn online and interact with tutors and other students in an immersive digital environment throughout the course in groups and on a one-to-one basis. These meetings will support your engagement with expert-taught course content over the 12 months of this part-time programme. 

LinkedIn group

PGCEi students will be invited to join our LinkedIn group for students and alumni so we can keep in touch after the course and continue to share news and events that may be of interest to you. It also provides you the opportunity to discuss educational issues and network with educators across the globe.

Why Nottingham?

award iconThe PGCEi programme is offered by a truly international university, with the School of Education ranked in the top 10 in the UK and top 50 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.
globe iconEducators from more than 70 countries have studied our PGCEi, taught by world-expert tutors with a range of specialisms. As a graduate, you will be joining a large network of more than 6,000 teachers worldwide.
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Course details

Course structure and how you will learn

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Course cohorts

Locations and cohort specific information

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Entry requirements

What you need to be able to join the PGCEi course

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Student testimonials

See what our PGCEi amuni say about the course and how it has helped with their career

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After graduation

See how you can use your PGCEi credits towards a masters degree


Please note that this course does not give Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
QTS is conferred by the Teaching Regulation Authority (an executive agency of the Department for Education) on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (England) or by the Education Workforce Council on behalf of the Minister for Education and Skills (Wales). This PGCEi does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK or elsewhere.

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University of Nottingham
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