Total cost of course
UK/EU: £2,550*
INT: £2,550*

*Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

Course length
1 year of part time study
Start dates
January, May, September *Start dates are subject to programme reaching minimum numbers
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Pace of study

We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.

Webinar - Study an iPGCE Online at Derby
15 August

Course code: MX1BN    Level 7 qualification

Building on the University of Derby’s strengths in teacher training and education, we are pleased to launch our new International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) qualification. The iPGCE programme is designed to support home and international students who already have or are currently working towards qualified teacher status in their home country. The programme provides appropriate Level 7 study and a qualification that is the foundation of good professional understanding and practice, complementing the teacher qualification appropriate to the country of residence.

This International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) is not a teaching qualification but as a teacher already involved in the international school sector you will benefit highly from this qualification, gaining the professional development necessary to achieve more senior roles, enrich your knowledge, challenge your practice and boost your confidence. You may be inspired to continue onto a Master’s programme such as our online MA Education (with ESOL and Leadership pathways) or other similar Level 7 courses.

This internationally recognised postgraduate qualification will be unique in its flexibility, it will allow you to study a number of optional areas such as applied pedagogy, evaluating learning, and curriculum challenges, from an international perspective. Furthermore, there will be an option to undertake a module dedicated to inclusion and understanding differences, a highly topical area in the modern teaching environment.

By studying this postgraduate qualification, you will be gaining valuable knowledge relevant to all subjects and curricula, encouraging you to consider new ways of understanding teaching, learning and education in an international context.

Gain a global perspective of Education

Learning online allows you to connect with practitioners across the world allowing you to reflect on Education on a global scale as well as seeing how different methods of teaching are applied in an international context giving you a rounded view that can help inform your own practise. Discuss your experiences with your peers In our online learning environment specifically designed to create an enriched learning environment.

Learn from tutors who have worldwide experience in teaching

Be inspired and soak up the experience of our tutors who have a wealth of global experience.

Study at an institution with an excellent reputation in Education

The University of Derby provides high quality teacher education, as reflected in our awards of OFSTED Outstanding in Primary and Further Education phases, and Gold standard in the Teaching Excellence Framework. These are both government assessment bodies in the UK.

This, coupled with University of Derby Online Learning’s (UDOL) reputation in online learning design and student support, means that this programme will offer a high quality experience to learners.

Programme Specification

Image: PDF opens in a new window International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) programme specification