School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) - UAE

The PGCEi in UAE is offered via Stafford Global. The course includes two induction sessions taught by University of Nottingham tutors, to support students through the duration of the course at times which align with the academic year in the UAE.

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Course start date

Tuesday 1 October 2024

Application deadline

Tuesday 20 August 2024

Induction dates

Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2024 and
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March 2025



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

Whilst you will not start with 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.


Cohort leader

Jean Dyson



Sessions are normally held 9am to 5pm (UAE 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


Our PGCEi partner

This PGCEi cohort is facilitated by Stafford Global.



Fee information can be obtained from our in-country facilitators, Stafford Global, who will also co-ordinate payment arrangements.

Email Stafford Global


How to apply 

Applications are made direct with Stafford Global. Please email Stafford Global for further information about the course and making an application.

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.

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