School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) - Bangkok, Thailand

Important dates

Application deadline: 20 August 2023

Early application is recommended as places are limited.

Course start date: 1 October 2023

You will have some short online pre-course preparation tasks for the online induction work.

Face-to-face induction dates and location

13-16 October 2023

The induction sessions will be held 9am-5pm (Bangkok local time).

VIE Hotel Bangkok, MGallery

Our PGCEi course is a blended, distance learning course. It is compulsory to attend this element under the University's Regulations Governing Attendance and Engagement.

Online study

  • Supported distance learning (using Moodle, plus email, video conferencing etc, as appropriate)
  • Completion of formative tasks and summative assignments
Cohort Coordinator: Tony Cotton


There is a fixed fee of £4,666.67.

The tuition fee includes registration, tuition, initial assessment, graduation etc. There are no additional fees payable to the University for resources. Fees can be paid in four equal instalments as follows:

  • First instalment - 1 October 2023
  • Second instalment - 1 December 2023
  • Third instalment - 1 February 2024
  • Fourth instalment - 1 April 2024

Payment is made directly to the university. You will not be asked to pay your first instalment until after the start date of your course, and it can often take up to three weeks for your first invoice to be generated. 

Please note that no discounts are available for multiple participants from schools. For payment arrangements, please see the University's finance webpages.

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How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University of Nottingham, using our online portal. There is no application fee.

Download our PDF application guide

Personal statement

During the application process you will be asked to provide a personal statement. This should be about your previous experience, what you hope to gain from the course, and plans for your future career.

You should include details about your teaching and learning experiences. You should explain what you have learned from those experiences, and how you think the PGCEi will be able to help you develop as a teacher in future.

If you have done other work in which you have trained people, or worked in a teacher-style role or as an educator, please include details of these too. You should aim to write approximately 500-700 words.

If you need any guidance on using the portal, or on completing your application, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.


Please note: Each individual venue requires a minimum number of participants to run and we reserve the right to cancel this cohort if we do not meet the required number.

Email communication

After we receive your application, all communication sent from the University of Nottingham will be electronic. Please ensure your email filters are set to allow these to come through to your inbox as we will send important links to all your pre-course information. If you do not receive emails from us, they are likely to be in your junk folder. 

Pre-course website

Once you have been given an offer for the PGCEi course, you will receive an email guiding you on how to accept your offer and meet any outstanding conditions. All the information you need is available on a pre-course website, including a 'next steps' guide and the link to access this will be included in the email. It is important you read through the general pre-course information and the cohort-specific information to prepare for the start of your course.

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