Duration of Study Programme
1 Academic Year (part-time)
University of Derby
January, September & May
Building on our strengths in teacher training and education, we are pleased to launch our new International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) qualification. The iPGCE programme is designed to support home and international students who already have or are currently working towards qualified teacher status in their home country. The programme provides appropriate Level 7 study and a qualification that is the foundation of good professional understanding and practice, complementing the teacher qualification appropriate to the country of residence.
This International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) is not a teaching qualification but as a teacher already involved in the international school sector you will benefit highly from this qualification, gaining the professional development necessary to achieve more senior roles, enrich your knowledge, challenge your practice and boost your confidence. You may be inspired to continue onto a Masters programme such as our online MA Education (with TESOL and Leadership pathways) or other similar Level 7 courses.
This internationally recognised postgraduate qualification will be unique in its flexibility, it will allow you to study a number of optional areas such as applied pedagogy, evaluating learning, and curriculum challenges, from an international perspective. Furthermore, there will be an option to undertake a module dedicated to inclusion and understanding differences, a highly topical area in the modern teaching environment.
By studying this postgraduate qualification, you will be gaining valuable knowledge relevant to all subjects and curricula, encouraging you to consider new ways of understanding teaching, learning and education in an international context.
What you will study
You will study modules such as:
- Curriculum Design and Development
- Research Informed Practice
- Inclusive Practice
- Innovative 21st Century Teaching
How you will learn
We recommend about 20 hours of study per week to complete one 20-credit module over a 10-week trimester.
Method of Assessment
This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression. Learners will be expected to hold the following:
- some ability and possess qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards;
- some time in an organisational role and shown they have capability and drive to develop;
- learners seeking further professional development and gain work-related skills and know how.
In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required.
Fees & funding