Please note this is a new 100% on-line course. Please see Independent PGCE for international PGCE with tutor visits.
The International Postgraduate Certificate in Education 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. It is the leading course of its kind available in the UK.
Starting every September, the International PGCE is a 37-week school-based course available to teachers who already have a job in a school, during which trainee teachers work under the guidance of a mentor (appointed by the school in which they work) and receive weekly tutorials to review progress and set targets. The course is available in most subjects and age levels.
Six one day ‘live’ training sessions plus one induction day (in late August) run by the university will be available on-line. Attendance is mandatory.
All International trainees will be assigned a University of Buckingham tutor who will meet on-line with trainee and mentor on average once per month to assess their progress, guide their development and support the mentor. It is expected that some sessions will allow the tutor to ‘sit in’ on mentor meetings.
Your university tutor will be a subject specialist. Our subject specialists this year include: Art, Music, Design Technology, Food Technology, Business Studies and Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, English, Drama, Classics, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Psychology, and Physical Education.
There will also be some content specifically about working in international schools.
This course is 100% online. If you would prefer to come to the UK to attend residential study days and have two visits from a Buckingham Tutor you should opt for the Independent PGCE instead.
The course is delivered in a variety of ways:
- Six online training days + induction day (attendance compulsory)
- On-line support with assignments
- A weekly programme of academic readings
- A weekly meeting with your mentor to reflect on your practice and set targets
- Monthly meetings with your University of Buckingham Tutor
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