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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    £5,225 - £5,575 (please visit website for more information)

  • Last Updated

    30 July 2018

Course content

Course outline

The International Postgraduate Certificate of Education is similar in format and structure to our Independent PGCE. It offers teachers based in schools outside the UK, who have not undergone a period of formal training, the opportunity to participate in a structured programme of professional development.

Course content

The PGCE is a 37-week school-based course, during which time you will work under the guidance of a mentor and receive weekly tutorials to review progress and set targets. It is available in most subjects and to all age levels. There are two residentials (six days overall) to attend and these are supplemented by a weekly programme on the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You will be assigned a University tutor who visits twice to assess your progress and guide your development. You will be assessed by both your mentor and your tutor and there are three assignments to complete.

For teachers undertaking their first year of teaching we highly recommend your participation in our Ab Initio course and PGCE Introductory Day in late August. This will provide you with some basic knowledge and skills to start teaching.

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Accommodation during year 2 will be provided for all residents at Whittlebury Hall or alternatively in nearby hotels, all of which will be arranged by the School of Education staff. The cost of this is included within the course fee.

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Visit the International PGCE page on the University of Buckingham website for more details!





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