The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) commonly known as a PGCEi, is an academic qualification, with a philosophy informed by the Teaching Council of Ireland and the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, UK).
Deepen your knowledge in teaching and learning
This dynamic and relevant programme will appeal to those interested in deepening their knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning, and in developing an understanding of educational issues, challenges and innovative approaches to practice in multiple contexts. You will advance your knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research and thinking. It also involves a reflection on, and analysis of, your own professional practice, supporting your personal development as well as putting you in a strong position for career progression as an educator.
Develop as an educator
The programme focuses on your development as an educator and an educational professional at all levels. The content and specialised online learning approach is designed to provide a rich, stimulating, and individualised learning experience. This post-graduate programme aims to facilitate an exploration and understanding of the concepts, issues, policies and legislation pertaining to education.
While practice observations are not a requirement of this programme, experience in an educational setting is critical and a suitable placement will need to be completed if you are not currently in related practice.
Balance study with work and home
The model of online delivery is based on a linear structure, with each module delivered over 12 weeks. Students take one module at a time, commencing a new module upon completion of the previous one. You will have the option to take time off between modules; providing flexibility to balance study, work and family commitments.
Here are some reasons to choose to study with Portobello:
Career focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity to immediately advance your career.
Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.
Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all experienced in the field of education connecting research and theory with practice throughout their lectures.
Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery, helping you maintain a work/life/study balance.
Flexible delivery – we deliver theory sessions online whilst also recording the session simultaneously offering you a choice of when and how you learn.
Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey.
Why should I study this course?
Portobello Institute’s PGCEi gives you the opportunity to attain a level 9 postgraduate qualification through a flexible mode of delivery designed to fit learning around your busy working and home life.
This PGCEi programme aims to:
Develop informed, knowledgeable, outstanding teachers and related professionals, espousing creativity and research informed teaching through deliberate practice.
Develop students’ critical reflection and reflexivity within the field of education and schooling, through analysis, synthesis and evaluation of evidence, theory and practice.
Enable students to access, assess and effectively apply educational research, advanced scholarship and new insights from the discipline of education (and other related disciplines) in the classroom/learning environment.
Develop an understanding of the factors that influence effective, inclusive curriculum design and pedagogy and impact on pupils/learners.
Provide opportunity for students to achieve their full academic potential at Level 9, through study encouraging self-motivation, self-awareness and application of initiative.
Encourage professional accountability informed by an understanding of evidence-based practice.
7521PORT – Critical Reflection and Developing Practice
7522PORT – Theories and Principles in Education, Teaching and Learning
7523PORT – Inclusive Pedagogy and Evidencing Impact on Learners