Taught course

PGCE Secondary (International)

Durham University · School of Education

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Entry requirements

Applicants for the course must normally be graduates of this or another University or of the C.N.A.A., with an upper 2nd class honours or above (successful completion of a masters level PGCE will classify as 'above'), or have other specially approved qualifications which satisfy the Admissions Sub-Committee that they are suitably qualified to undertake the course.

GCSE English and Maths Grade 4 (or C) or higher or equivalent is required.

Teaching experience may be considered appropriate in some cases (see pathway specific specifications). However, all students must normally demonstrate a personal or professional interest in the academic study of education.

Months of entry


Course content

Based in Geneva, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered through a collaborative partnership with the International School of Geneva. The course is for those who wish to train to teach Primary or Secondary pupils in an international school context.

Successful completion of the course can also lead to International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Level 1) providing IBO requirements for this award have been completed at an appropriate level.

Core modules:

• Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum – Generic Issues in School-Based Education (Int)

• Self Directed Study – Subject Specific Issues in School-Based Education (Int)

• Professional Issues in School-based Education (Int).

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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