School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) - UAE

The PGCEi in UAE is offered via Stafford Global. The course enables 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.

In addition, applicants are provided with experienced consultation for their professional development, supported throughout the application process and once the course has begun, through regular contact.

Important dates

Application deadline: 31 August 2023

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 venue

7 and 8 October 2023
9 and 10 March 2024

Location: Fairmont, Ajman

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: Jane Medwell


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

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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

As part of the application, you are asked to include a personal statement. This should be about your previous experience, hopes from the course, and plans for your future career. 

You should include details about your teaching and learning experiences to date including any current role. 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.

Contact Stafford Global if you any questions


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. 

Our PGCEi partner

This PGCEi cohort is facilitated by Stafford Global.



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