Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) iPGCE, by distance learning

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 5,865

Course Accredited By


  • 12 Months
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Certificate
The iPGCE is designed for teachers (either experienced or at the beginning of their career) in a range of educational settings, and enables them to develop their pedagogic expertise and enhance their career development potential.
  • The programme is distinctive because it offers the potential to work with local partners (schools and/or universities) to provide opportunities to align with local-delivered professional development. It is therefore both strongly student-centred and partnership-focused, so contributing to both students’ personal and professional career development and to the wider improvement priorities of the settings in which they work.
  • Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in conducting school based research and analysis of teaching, learning and assessment of learning. The programme is founded on developing a critically reflective approach to teaching, and a deep understanding of pedagogic theory and the implications for practice.
  • The iPGCE offers an ideal foundation for students to progress to other School of Education programmes, carrying over 60 credits – such as the Masters in International Education (Campus-based or Distance Learning), MSc. Educational Leadership (Distance Learning), or Masters in Education (Campus-based).
  • Studying by supported distance learning allows you to choose when and where you study, meaning you do not have to take a career break. We pride ourselves on the level of support we provide our distance learning students. Our award-winning library has world class facilities for distance learning students. You will have full access to our other support services and will be assigned a personal tutor. Out virtual learning environment Blackboard offers a wide range of study support material, and you will have the opportunity to join an interactive web-based community of fellow students around the world.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 degree in a relevant subject, or international equivalent.
  • Applicants should be established teachers/educators with access to an educational setting and regular/reliable internet access.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.


  • Critical Reflections on Classroom Practice: how people learn and pedagogy
  • Classroom Research Project
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee. You will pay this fee wherever in the world you live. 
  • Starting in September 2021 PGCert: £4,250
  •  Please see our list of available course discounts.

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