School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) - Online

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Course start date

Monday 1 July 2024

Application deadline

Applications are now closed

Online induction dates

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024 and
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024
Four half day sessions - see times below



It is compulsory to attend this induction element under the University's Regulations Governing Attendance and Engagement

Whilst you will not start working on course content until after your induction, there will be some short online pre-course preparation tasks for you to complete before you attend the induction. 


Induction will be online using
MS Teams.


Cohort leader

Gordon Joyes 



Induction sessions will run 9am-1pm (UK local time).  


Following your induction, you will commence your online study. This will take place in our dedicated virtual learning environment (VLE) including online course materials, learning resources and regular tutorial support.  

Visit course details page for details on structure, modules and how you will learn



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 July 2024
  • Second instalment - 1 September 2024
  • Third instalment - 1 November 2024
  • Fourth instalment - 1 January 2025

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.


How to apply 

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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.


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.

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. 

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.

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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