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The PGCE Overseas programme provides two options:

• the Postgraduate Certificate In Education (PGCE) and

• the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Each route leads to a Certificate in Education (PGCE), an academic teaching qualification.

There are four taught modules and two, six-week blocks of practical teaching. Topics covered include teaching and learning, classroom management and organisation and assessment.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

On this route two of the modules are research-based and at Masters level, preparing the student for further postgraduate study which will qualify the student for progression to Stage 2 of Sunderland’s

International Education MA


MA Education

both available as distance learning courses.

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

An alternative route to a similar academic teaching qualification, but without modules at masters level, is available through Sunderland’s Professional Graduate Certificate in Education.

You will undertake your two teaching practices, where, for example, you are already employed or where you have arranged a placement. You will be supported and assessed by an in-school mentor and a personal academic tutor from the University.

The programme has also been developed so that it can be delivered to primary, secondary and post-16 teachers and to any subject specialism. It is a 34-week full-time course, completed in one academic year, which means you could be qualified in time for the following academic year.