The IPGCE Course at Derby

Open Yourself To A World Of Opportunities
Our International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) is a Master’s level. This fully online learning programme will help you upskill and take the next step in your international teaching career.

Suppose you’re teaching in an international school and want to improve the quality of your teaching, develop sufficient subject knowledge and pedagogy within the context of international school systems and gain a master’s level qualification. In that case, our iPGCE could be ideal for you.

The English national curriculum has been designed to be applied across a range of English language curricula, including International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International or a blend.

Become A Professional Teacher

Become an empowered, reflective practitioner and manager in education who can be an agent of change

Learn From Others

Develop models of good practice by drawing on a range of literature and comparing your teaching practice to existing good practice models

Putting Theory Into Practice

Build upon your professional experience to link theory with research, policy and practice in international education and development

Land your dream job with this top International Qualification

Provides excellent preparation for your future career, and you'll be well respected and employable. It's a qualification for life – anywhere you go.

A great Network and Stepping Stone in Your Career

Although it's not the only way, the PGCE is a prevalent route for graduates to gain International Qualified Teacher Status. The PGCE is a well-respected qualification that is recognised worldwide, so it is attractive for teachers who want to travel internationally throughout their careers.

Meet the IPGCE Graduates

Find Out Where They Are Now

Student Satisfaction

Our academic and support services teams will work in partnership to provide an outstanding teaching and learning environment in which all our students will thrive.


Quality of Teaching

We were in the top 10 nationally for Quality of Teaching. Derby are one of the UK’s leading institutions for Education studies – rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED


The Derby Network Success

Students leaving with a Derby IPGCE do so with hundreds of global contacts to share ideas with and get a dream job.

Success stories

We are very proud of the skills and confidence we give all our students.
Looking back a year, I would never have imagined being a full-time teacher at Wellington College. Thanks to Derby and my new network, my dream came true.
Peter J PE Teacher at Wellington College, Shanghai
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