iPGCE – University of East London

Teach & Explore and The Cass School of Education, University of East London are working together to provide unqualified teachers the opportuinity to gain their iPGCE.

Course summary

The Cass School of Education and Communities at UEL is one of London's leading centres for teacher training. The iPGCE is a one year part-time blended learning programme for educators working outside the UK.

Relevant to all subjects and age phases, the iPGCE involves a mixture of online learning and face to face support from UK based tutors and in-country support tutors.

There are opportunities to explore key aspects of learning and teaching in the context of international school systems and to develop individual practice through critical engagement and research on practice.

This course will be delivered by UEL tutors in country and by blended learning.

Currently, the course is running in Dubai and the start dates for the next cohort are for an October 2017 start.



Start date

 September 2016 

UEL School

Cass School of Education and Communities






 1 year

What you'll study

Credit from the iPGCE can be transferred to a Masters programme for anyone wishing to progress to a higher award.

The programme consists of two modules: Securing Pupil Progress and Analysing Teaching and Learning. The main topics of study include:

  • Approaches to assessment (formative, summative, diagnostic)
  • Monitoring and tracking pupil progress
  • Target-setting and effective action/professional development planning
  • Evaluating teaching and learning
  • Designing activities/planning to address pupils' needs and strengths
  • Developing a portfolio - presenting with clarity
  • Introduction to and exploration of a range of approaches to analysing teaching and learning
  • Developing models of 'good practice', drawing on a range of literature comparing own teaching practice to models of 'good practice' to identify potential areas for professional development
  • Planning for improvement in own teaching
  • Evaluation of teaching and learning with a focus on meeting learners' strengths and needs,
  • Access and provision can be negotiated to suit in-country groups and tailored to specific needs.

Important note: Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in England and Wales is conferred by the National College for Teaching and Leadership on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education (England) and the Minister for Education and Skills (Wales) not by universities. This iPGCE addresses all the standards for QTS but does not offer a licence to teach in the UK or elsewhere.