Universities across the world offer a number of bachelor's and master's degree programmes targeting the teaching population, however, the PGCEi is a highly popular qualification for educators in the international sector. The PGCEi or the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (International) is a qualification offering 60 master's credits at level 7, and confers critical thinking skills and knowledge relevant to the teaching profession.
There are a few universities in the UK which offer and deliver the PGCEi qualification in a flexible learning method to accommodate students who wish to gain a qualification without having to leave their career and professional commitments: one of them is the University of Nottingham. The School of Education at the University of Nottingham is ranked 8th in the UK for education, as per the QS World University Rankings.
The PGCEi is taught via blended learning, which is a combination of online learning and face to face tutorial sessions held in Ajman, UAE. The University of Nottingham is a long standing partner of Stafford Global and our partnership allows us to arrange for residential workshops on behalf of the university. Since the programme is taught via flexible online learning, the programme can be studied by all teaching practitioners in the field of education. The workshops are run by UK tutors from the University of Nottingham and allow students to receive a similar level of tutorial support offered at the campus based programme, hence receiving the same qualification as that of a full time student, but with greater flexibility.
In this PGCEi offered by the University of Nottingham, students will be encouraged to explore and evaluate their education system from an international perspective. In addition to that, students will also learn contemporary learning theories and incorporate these into their workplace practice. As part of work-based learning, students will also explore various teaching theories and get introduced to the practices and functions of research work. As students progress in their academic experience, they will appreciate the inspection of literature review and its usage and implications in work-based learning.
The University of Nottingham PGCEi programme can be studied by working professionals in the field of education, regardless of the subjects and stream that you are practicing. The theories and strategies gained in this PGCEi will help teachers and educators in their everyday teaching experiences and transform their teaching style to a more sophisticated and contemporary one.