Postgraduate Certificate in
University of Nottingham PGCE (International) Stafford
Applicants are required to:
- Must be currently teaching and have access to a classroom;
- Be committed to developing their teaching and learning skills in the field of education;
- Be graduates of an approved university or other institution of higher education; Hold at least a second class honours degree; or be holders of an approved professional qualification deemed equivalent to an honours degree;
- Applicants for whom English is not their first language, nor the medium of instruction of their first degree in approved contexts, must have achieved a British Council IELTS average final score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in any element no more than two years prior to admission;
- Applicants with lesser qualifications may be considered for ‘exceptional entry’. If you do not meet these requirements you may inquire about the non-standard entry.
The topics taught in the University of Nottingham PGCE course is;
- Educational aims and values in an International context
- Understanding learning and teaching in International context
- Inquring into Educational practice
The University of Nottingham’s first civic college was opened in the city centre in 1881, four years after the foundation stone was laid by former Prime Minister, W E Gladstone. Even in its early days on this site, the College attracted high profile visiting lecturers including Professor Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and H G Wells.
The University of Nottingham is now one of the world’s best universities, distinguished for its commitment to conventional as well as online learning and internationally renowned, world-class research. It is ranked in the UK top 10, the European top 30 and in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.
The School of Education at the University of Nottingham is one of the largest and most respected education departments of any UK university, and it leads the way in research and teaching quality. They department offers online learning courses as well keeping in view requirements of today’s generation.
- Ranked 3rd out of UK education departments for research – REF rankings
- Nottingham is International University of the Year 2019
- Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education ‘University of the Year’ in 2009, 2011 and 2012, and has been shortlisted again in 2016.
After completing the PGCE (International), graduates will have improved their teaching methods by building new ideas and strategies tested out in their own classrooms. More specifically, the programme aims to train teachers by:
- helping teachers understand their education system from an international perspective
- enabling teachers to become conversant with the basic assumptions, concepts, and principles of a range of learning theories and to evaluate their usefulness in specific educational situations
- promoting a deeper understanding of a range of teaching strategies
- developing expertise in practitioner research, making appropriate use of professional and research literature