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iPGCE

Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Teaching and Education

Attendance

Full-time

Learning

Distance Learning

Course summary

UEL is working with TES Institute to deliver a one year online International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) programme for educators working outside the UK.

Relevant to all subjects and age phases, the programme is delivered through an award winning online platform called Learn, where experienced teachers work as Pathway Tutors to support your learning and help you to progress.

The course will provide opportunities to explore key aspects of learning and teaching in the context of international school systems and to develop individual practice through critical engagement and research on practice.

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If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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iPGCE

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

A one year programme for educators working outside the UK.

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Fees and funding

Email: institute@tesglobal.com

Phone: 020 3194 3200 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm GMT)

Tuition fees
UK/EU
£0
Fees Paid to Partner institution
Please contact tes institute for further information
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

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Degree
Minimum 2:2 Honours
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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  •  If you intend to teach pupils aged 3-11 you will also need to have grade C/4 or above at GCSE level science
  • Be in a teaching role by the time you start the programme in a school where the working language is English
  • Have the express agreement of your current or intended employer (school) to support you through your iPGCE programme along with the appointment of a suitable in school mentor
  • Have the health and physical capacity to teach
  • Have day-to-day access to a computer and the internet and regular access to a classroom context


Applicants who hold a degree or qualifications from a non-UK institution, must verify their equivalence through the National Recognition Information Centre for the UK (NARIC). Please go to http://www.naric.org.uk for information on their services.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

For further information or to find out your suitability for this course, please email the TES Enrolment Team on institute@tesglobal.com

What you'll learn

  • Approaches to assessment (formative, summative, diagnostic)
  • Monitoring and tracking pupil progress
  • Target-setting and effective action/professional development planning
  • Evaluating teaching and learning
  • Designing activities/planning to address pupils' needs and strengths
  • Developing a portfolio - presenting with clarity
  • Introduction to and exploration of a range of approaches to analysing teaching and learning
  • Developing models of 'good practice', drawing on a range of literature comparing own teaching practice to models of 'good practice' to identify potential areas for professional development
  • Planning for improvement in own teaching
  • Evaluation of teaching and learning with a focus on meeting learners' strengths and needs
  • Access and provision can be negotiated to suit in-country groups and tailored to specific needs.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

  • Developing effective subject knowledge and pedagogy
  • Investigating strategies for raising pupil learning and achievement

How you'll be assessed

Your programme will consist of two core modules that blend applied teaching theory with practice, focusing on the relevant aspects of the professional role of a teacher as well as the aligned Teachers' Standards.

All work will be assessed against the learning outcomes for each module. You'll have the opportunity to explore key features of learning and teaching in the context of international school systems, while developing your own practice through critical engagement and research on practice in your online learning modules. 

Course specification

Your future career

By working alongside schools and local authorities in our region, we are helping to meet the need for teachers in our local area and many of our students are offered posts by our partner schools. Some trainees have been offered jobs at schools where they have spent their placement.

Schools and local authorities have told us that they think our trainees are of a high standard. OFSTED’s 2012 inspection report quotes one school as saying, “They arrive in schools ready to start teaching and are well prepared for the rigours of the classroom.”

Backed by UEL’s excellent reputation, you will have a head start when it comes to securing a teaching post.

And when you are in a post and decide that you wish to take your academic qualifications further, we can help you to continue your academic and professional development.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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