School of Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) - Valencia, Spain

Study a PGCEi in Valencia, Spain


Application deadline

Applications are now closed

Course start date  1 September 2020
Some short online pre-course preparation tasks for the online induction work.
Alternative online induction

26-27 September 2020

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.


Supported distance learning (using Moodle, plus email, Skype, video conferencing etc, as appropriate).

Completion of formative tasks and summative assignments.


There is a fixed fee of £4,320

There are no additional fees payable to the University for resources. Fees can be paid in four equal instalments as follows:

  • First instalment - 1 September 2020
  • Second instalment - 1 November 2020
  • Third instalment - 1 January 2021
  • Fourth instalment - 1 March 2021

Please note that no discounts are available for multiple participants from schools.

For payment arrangements, please see the University's finance webpages.

Please note: The PGCESpain practical teaching component is offered to complement the PGCEi Spain (Valencia) academic course, but is not part of the formal curriculum. The practical teaching component offers guidance and support to teachers on their classroom practice and it is expected that PGCEi (Spain) Valencia students will participate in this.

In addition to the £4,320 payable to the University of Nottingham, all applicants accepted on to the course are expected to pay an additional €990 fee directly to PGCESpain prior to the start of the course. 

Those applicants who do not wish to participate in the PGCESpain practical teaching component should consider one of the other PGCEi cohorts in Europe (Prague or Nottingham) or elsewhere. 

PGCESpain also provides professional development courses and opportunities throughout teachers' careers in Spain, a legal advice service for contractual and other issues related to teaching, assistance with finding employment, certification of the quality of teaching and a professional reference.

Payment must be made to PGCESpain by 1 September 2020. For further information about making this payment, please contact our agent in Spain, Gill Kaye, at  

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University of Nottingham, using our online portal.

Please download our guide to help you (PDF)

During the application process you will be asked to provide a personal statment. 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.

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.

Contact us to find out more

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.

This PGCEi cohort is facilitated by PGCESpain.




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