Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
13000 GBP/year
5950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Training to become a teacher is one of the most challenging thing you will ever do. With this in mind, this Education from Leeds Beckett University is designed to fit around your other professional commitments and will involve assessments relevant to your working life.

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This course is designed for practising teachers who already have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), those who want to teach in primary or secondary schools and are undertaking a period of training leading to QTS or equivalent, and practising teachers in international schools abroad (English curriculum) . Please note that this course does not recommend the award of QTS.

Our goal is to provide the foundations that will enrich your practice and fast-track your teaching career. You will benefit from outstanding support tailored to your professional development needs, including personal online learning tutors, online tutorials using a range of web-based software and numerous opportunities to network through our professional learning communities.

You will expand your critical understanding of the education sector and share best practice with your colleagues on the course. You will also scrutinise government and sector-wide policies and analyse theoretical, pedagogical and policy discourse and debates to gain a critical research-informed perspective on what is happening in education.


As a research-informed practitioner, your teaching practice will be significantly enhanced. Completion of this Education from Leeds Beckett University could also help you gain promotion to a leadership position in your school.

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Primary Education Adviser

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Values & Practice
  • Developing Subject Competence
  • School-Based Independent Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should normally have at least an upper second class honours degree in a cognate subject. Applicants with a lower second class honours degree may be considered if they have relevant work experience. Applicants should also be studying or have recently completed a QTS course.Experienced teachers practicing in international schools abroad, who are teaching an English curriculum, are also welcome to apply. Please note that this course does not recommend the award of QTS.
  • All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application. Key Skills, Functional Skills and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy/Literacy are not accepted in place of GCSEs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.



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