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PGCE Course 2017/18

PGCE/School Direct Students:

As a full‐time PGCE/School Direct student (part time with Keele University) we realise that you have different accommodation needs to other postgraduate students.   We can offer support and provide advice about your accommodation needs, whether you live on or off campus.

We can offer rooms on 43 week occupancy for the KNSPS (Primary School) course from 2nd September 2017 until 30th June 2018.   Alternatively for the OAKS (Secondary School) course we can offer rooms on 41 week occupancy from 26th August 2017 until 9th June 2018.

Rooms are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and we recommend that  you contact us as soon as possible if you would like to live on campus.

If you prefer to live off campus in the local area we can offer advice and you can view properties on  our Off Campus pages.   You can use the message board to find other postgraduate  students looking to share accommodation.    Also, please look at our guide – House Hunting Guide.


ourse Title: PGCE – International
Course type: Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Mode of Study: Part Time
Contact Details: Angela Shelley (Programme Administrator)
Contact email:
Website: Go to School homepage
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Subject Area: Education

Our next intake of the PGCEi for acaemic year 2017/18, with completion by September 2018, will commence from 31st July – 4th August 2017, when we will offer the taught modules on a one week residential basis at Keele University in the UK.

Keele University is one of the top teaching and research universities in the UK and has been delivering postgraduate programmes for international school teachers and administrators since 2010.  Aimed at in-service teachers in International Schools, Universities, and Language Schools across South East Asia who are seeking professional certification, the Keele PGCEi offers course members direct and extensive taught input by UK education specialists.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi) is a one year part-time programme, commencing in August and concluding in June the following year. It is accredited, validated, taught and assessed by Keele University, UK. The course is designed for in-service teachers currently working in international schools and similar organisations and who wish to acquire an internationally recognised teaching certificate. It is also suitable for non-qualified British in-service teachers seeking their first move into international schooling.

The PGCEi can be undertaken in any country. The only attendance requirement is a one week residential held at Keele University, UK, in early August. The remainder of the programme is delivered by distance learning and a 12 week in-school assessed teaching practice.

The aim of this prestigious, highly accessible and specialist teaching qualification is to advance a teacher’s career and professional development, together with their international employment prospects. Previous graduates of the Keele PGCEi work in leading international schools around the world.


  • Annual entry for experienced in-service teachers seeking professional certification.
  • Taught modules delivered during a 5 day residential held at Keele University, in August 2016.
  • 12 week flexible teaching practice for in-service teachers (undertaken in current school).
  • Designed to be flexible in order to accommodate the diverse demands of international schooling.
  • Suitable for those working in Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary or Post-compulsory Education Sectors, including Language Schools, Bilingual Schools, State Schools and applicable to all major curriculum (including IB, AP and the National Curriculum of England and Wales).
  • Opportunity to progress to full MA Education (International).

NB:  Qualified Teachers Status in England is conferred by the Department of Education and not by universities.   This PGCEi does not therefore offer a licence to teach in the UK.  Similarly, the programme does not confer Qualified Teachers Status for the Learning and Skills Sector (Post-compulsory education).

Keele University reserves the right to alter any aspect of the PGCEi programme, including fees, without prior notice.