Great opportunities start with Derby!

In just ten months, become a fully qualified international teacher in China and land your dream job!


Fully Online

The Derby programme is delivered through an award-winning online platform. It blends applied teaching theory with classroom practice and draws upon decades of practical, classroom-based teaching expertise and higher education provision.

Improve Your CV

Suppose you want to enhance your employability and career progression. In that case, this programme is for you. With excellent opportunities to improve all aspects of what it takes to succeed internationally - from developing skills through workshops. 

World Class Tutors

High-quality, engaged teaching and a supportive, stimulating learning environment will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your potential and progress to a dream teaching job or further study for a Master's or PhD. 

24/7 Support

Whilst we encourage our students to become independent, life-long learners, we also recognise offering the right support and guidance to help achieve your goals. A wealth of support is available to you at the University from your dedicated Personal Tutor and Online Advisor.

The Best Value - £2625

Study from home, with the UK's best value IPGCE courseExpand your knowledge of the international education sector. You can balance study with work, family and other commitments. The course starts in January, May and September, so sign up now to avoid missing out. 

Master's Level Study

The iPGCE is an internationally recognised Master's-level course that can prepare you to teach in different contexts. You will complete 60 credits by studying the two 20-credit core modules and one optional module. These credits can be used for further study at Derby. 


"This course has allowed me to apply successfully to a high-level international school. Without it, I would not have made the shortlisted candidates. Thanks to Andy and the rest of the team at Derby for all their hard work and organisation."

Anthony K.Anthony K.Director Of Student Affairs, BASIS Shenzhen

"A well-designed course with prompt and thoughtful tutor feedback. Andy was always very upbeat, and the content was on-point. Being online with such a diverse group was engaging, and I now have contacts to use worldwide."
Chantelle T.Chantelle T.IB PYP Coordinator, Beijing City International School

"The department has an entire team of people here to help you. Whether with your assignments or general guidance, they will ensure that every student is successful in their academic experience. It was the best investment I ever made."
Andrew H.Andrew H.Head of English, Wellington College, Shanghai

"I especially enjoyed the Innovative 21st Century Teaching unit, as this gave me innovative tools that engage my students in the learning process. The course has given me the confidence to take my career to the next level."

Colin S.Colin S.Head of Maths, Nanjing International School

It’s your decision when to succeed

Investing in your future has never been easier. The Derby IPGCE was developed for those looking to make the next step in their career. A fully online programme created for busy teachers to improve the quality of their instruction and develop their thinking in an international context.    Use the contact form below to start the course with Derby.
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