The University of Buckingham

International PGCE

School of Education
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Rank: 115 (TCUG)

Location: School of Education


Study mode full-time

Degree: Certificate

Start Date: 2020/09/23

Duration: -

Intl fees: £5300

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If a teacher wishes to become a qualified teacher in the UK there are three stages:

  • The training (typically a PGCE).
  • Gaining Qualified Teacher Status
  • Successfully completing induction for newly qualified teachers
All three stages employ the UK government Teachers’ Standards as the basis for assessment. PGCE course outline The International Postgraduate Certificate of Education is similar in format and structure to our Independent School PGCE. It offers teachers based in schools outside the UK, who have not undergone a period of formal training, the opportunity to participate in a structured programme of professional development.


Entry requirements

You must be employed as a teacher in an independent school in the UK (or abroad in the case of the International PGCE) and be in sole charge of a full size class for a minimum of 10 hours a week. You will be expected to have a degree from a UK University or equivalent. In addition, you must: Obtain the commitment from your school to provide a suitable mentor. Show the physical and mental fitness to teach.

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International students

There is plenty of help and advice on offer for international students from the International Office as well as the university's website. This ranges from help with immigration and visas advice, finding accommodation and financial guidance to more general help adapting to their new home. There is information on working during studying to help supplement income or gain experience and even assistance on etiquette and culture matters to make adapting easier. Tanlaw Mill is a converted mill that now serves as the heart of the student's union on the Hunter Street campus. In the building is the Refectory as well as The Bar, offering daytime and evening places to gather and meet friends. There is everything from Sky TV to board games on offer to occupy time between classes. There is also common rooms in the Verney Park campus operated by the union. There are a number of annual and special events organised by the student union and also by the various groups for students to be involved with and details of upcoming events are found on the university's website. There are also a wide range of societies available to help students add to their interests or to find new ones. These include cultural societies such as the Africa Society or the Nigerian Society as well as interest groups such as Computing, Language or Law. There are also volunteering and charity groups including the Amnesty International Society and the UNICEF society. Finally, there are traditional sports and arts groups such as the film society and music, arts and theatre group.

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