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International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

University of Greenwich

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Online/Distance Learning

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    0.5 years

Course summary

If you are passionate about teaching in an international environment, our International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) by distance learning is ideal for you.

The iPGCE is an international programme for teachers with two or more years of teaching experience who want to gain a recognised qualification for teaching. This online course is designed for teachers working in an international environment to develop teaching skills and knowledge in an early years, primary or secondary context (or equivalent). You will need to be teaching or supporting teaching in an international school setting (voluntary or paid) throughout the programme.

Studying the International PGCE will enable you to develop your pedagogical knowledge through critical reflection and research. This award is widely recognised as an international qualification for teaching excellence.

Once you complete the course, you can use 60 credits towards completing a part-time Master’s in Education through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

What you should know about this course

  • iPGCE is widely recognised as an international qualification for teaching excellence.
  • Contains 60 Master's credits that can be used within 3-5 years (subject to institution’s RPL processes) towards a part-time Master's in Education.
  • This course is delivered online.


On this course, students are assessed in a variety of ways including reports, essays, presentations and practical performance. All assessment is designed to enhance your professional development and strengthen your understanding of early years issues (from birth to age five).

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This postgraduate award promotes career development, particularly in relation to leadership in an international education setting.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,833per year

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 Greenwich

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  • Campus address

    University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9LS, England

The university has 8,164 international students from over 120 countries studying on its UK campuses.
The university works with 25 overseas partner organisations.
Courses include a variety of industry-focused placement programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 90 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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