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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Buckingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    37 weeks

Course summary

This course takes one academic year and is suitable for teachers of all year groups.

If a teacher wishes to become a qualified teacher in the UK there are three stages:

  • The training (typically a PGCE).
  • Gaining Qualified Teacher Status
  • Successfully completing induction for newly qualified teachers

All three stages employ the UK government Teachers’ Standards as the basis for assessment.

The International Postgraduate Certificate of Education is similar in format and structure to our Independent School 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.

The PGCE is the main qualification required of successful teachers in the UK. It is only available to teachers who already have a job in a school. It is a 37-week school-based course, during which time 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. It is available in most subjects and age levels. We employ external examiners to quality assure the qualification.

Application deadline


Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 4,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Buckingham

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  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

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