The PGCEi programme offered by some UK based universities is a master's level qualification comprising of the first 60 credits of the full Master of Education degree. It is particularly useful for professionals working in the field of education, be it school teachers, university tutors or managers overseeing an education institute. The PGCEi programme is relevant to all these professions and more, and provides students with a contemporary knowledge of education.

As the programme only consists of the first 60 credits, the PGCEi can be completed in as little as 12 months. Stafford Global has partnered with the University of Nottingham to offer a PGCEi which is exclusively taught via a flexible, part-time mode of delivery. The PGCEi can be studied as a standalone qualification and can be done online and as a combination of two, two-day residential workshops based in the UAE. The benefit of studying PGCEi via distance learning is that it allows students the flexibility required to commit to this programme without compromising on professional and personal commitments.

The programme is fully taught by UK tutors from the University of Nottingham. The online facility of theBachelors degreeuniversity allows for sharing materials, assignments and discussion forums between students and the tutors. The workshop sessions conducted by UK tutors allow students to thoroughly understand module learning outcomes and the nature of assignments to be submitted whilst learning crucial subject specific skills required in the field of education.

The entry requirements of the PGCEi programme are quite flexible as students are encouraged to apply for the programme on the basis of prior education and work experience. The standard entry requirements allow students to apply for the PGCEi programme on the basis of a bachelor degree. In case if an applicant does not hold a bachelor degree, then he/she can apply can for the programme on the basis of work experience. In such cases a bachelor's degree is not an absolute requirement as the applicant's work experience can serve as a sufficient evidence for gaining entry in this programme. In cases like these, applications are assessed on an individual basis and are subject to approval from the course leader.

Another important requirement to gain entrance in the PGCEi programme is sufficient access to a classroom environment as the course requires students to have classroom access to demonstrate learning through work experience.

The University of Nottingham PGCEi is open to applicants only twice a year and admits only 100 students per cohort, who are split into groups of 20. Due to a large number of applications submitted from the entire Middle East, we always encourage students to make an early application in order to gain successful acceptance on this course and register in advance to avoid disappointment. Our Stafford consultants are always here to offer you guidance and counselling to strengthen your application and assist you with your registration process.

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