International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE)

Help your teaching staff take the next step in their career 

How iPGCE can help your school:

  • Raise the quality of teaching at your school
  • Improve your staff’s understanding of pedagogy
  • Develop high-quality teachers at a low cost
  • Upskill existing staff

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Upskill your staff

Programmes focusing on teaching practice and pedagogy relating to English language curriculum are becoming increasingly sought after amongst international schools.

Delivered in partnership with the University of East London (UEL), our part-time, Master's level, fully online International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) can help your teaching staff upskill while they continue to work at your international school.

The iPGCE is available for only £3,500 plus VAT*.

  • The programme is available to schools teaching any English-language curriculum, including International Baccalaureate and Cambridge international curriculum.

  • In order to join the iPGCE your staff members must:

    • Be in a teaching role by the time they start the programme in a school where the working language is English
    • Have the full support of your school for the entirety of the programme, which includes a suitable in-school mentor
    • Hold a degree awarded by a UK University or a recognised degree equivalent qualification
    • If English is not their first language, they must achieve IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element)
    • Have day-to-day access to a computer and the internet and regular access to a classroom context  
  • No, the iPGCE is a postgraduate certificate and doesn't include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We do provide routes towards QTS and it may be possible to undertake our Assessment Only or Straight to Teaching route after the iPGCE.

  • Your school will need to support the teacher with a mentor who will work with a Tes Institute iPGCE pathway tutor. The teacher will need access to a teaching timetable of at least one day per week.

A unique partnership

Tes Institute have teamed up with University of East London (UEL), ranked in the world’s top 200 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018 and second in the UK for the quality of its teaching. 

Together we provide a unique iPGCE that draws upon decades of practical classroom-based teaching expertise and Higher Education provision to deliver a digitally-led programme worth 60 Masters’ credits.

Improve your staff's understanding of teaching

With a key focus on improving teaching practice and pedagogy, our iPGCE will help your staff to become empowered, reflective practitioners who can critically engage with a wide range of education issues from a multidisciplinary subject/phase perspective.

The programme is available to schools teaching any English-language curriculum, including International Baccalaureate and Cambridge international curriculum.

Successful completion of our iPGCE leads to the award of International Postgraduate Certificate in Education by the University of East London.

As with all qualifications, please check in your country whether an iPGCE is recognised.

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*Subject to exceptions, VAT will be charged at the rate of 20 per cent