Do you want to gain an academic teaching qualification from a UK university which has been training teachers for over 100 years?
This course leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), an academic teaching qualification which blends applied teaching theory and practice in its four taught modules and two, six-week blocks of practical teaching. Topics covered include teaching and learning, classroom management and organisation and assessment. Two of the modules are research-based and at Masters level which prepare you for further postgraduate study and automatically qualify you for progression to Stage 2 of our International Education MA or MA Education, both available as distance learning courses.
You will undertake your two teaching practices in a local school, where, for example, you are already employed or where you have arranged a placement. You will be supported and assessed by an in-school mentor and a personal academic tutor from the University.
The programme has also been developed so that it can be delivered to primary, secondary and post-16 teachers and to any subject specialism. It is a 34 week full-time course, completed in one academic year, which means you could be qualified in time for the following academic year.
For further information, download the Programme handbook - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Overseas) (.doc)
An alternative route to a similar academic teaching qualification, but without modules at masters level, is available through our Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
NB: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England is conferred by the Department of Education and not by universities. The PGCE (Overseas) does not, therefore, offer a licence to teach in the UK.