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Teacher Development Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Teacher Development Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

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1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

Professional Certificate

Subject areas

Teacher / Trainer Assessment Learning / Training Design / Development Teaching / Training (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education: Teacher Development has been designed to support the continuing professional development of teachers working in schools around the world.

This programme provides an opportunity to:

  • Develop and enhance your professional teaching and learning practice;
  • Work with colleagues to engage and reflect on successful teaching practices, including your own;
  • Understand your own teaching practice and other models of teaching practice in the context of research undertaken by UCL Institute of Education academics.

As a graduate of the programme, you will gain:

  • An ability to manage your own learning and reflect on your practice, so as to improve and change the outcomes for your learners.
  • A University of London Professional Graduate Certificate in Education: Teacher Development (FHEQ level 6). This equates to 60 credits, and is equivalent to the final year of an honours undergraduate degree. It will help students who may not have had the opportunity to get an honours-level undergraduate degree when completing earlier study, and may also help qualify you for master’s level study.

This programme does not offer UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

How you study

The programme is delivered online and there is no requirement to come to the UK as part of your studies. It is a self-guided course for your professional development that you will work with alongside a self-identified critical friend, and fellow students. Your professional development will be supplemented and supported by our high quality materials. Each module offers a structured learning experience with a coherent set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria to support you in your learning.

The coursework includes the requirement to undertake critical reflection and professional discussions with your colleagues. You will engage in online forums throughout your studies and enjoy the benefits of being part of a network of teachers developing a community of practice.

Career opportunities

This programme will prepare students who wish to go on to Masters level study in Education.

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.


You will study theories about how learning happens in the classroom and what research tells us about earning. To achieve this, you will develop a learning journal based around your teaching role, which will help you reflect on your practice and your professional development as a teacher. This module will be assessed through the submission of a Portfolio of Activity, evidence of Professional Practice and a short essay assignment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

To register, you must fulfil the following criteria: An undergraduate qualification or equivalent at FHEQ level 5 or above (appropriate qualification/subject approved by University of London and checked against NARIC for compatibility); Qualifications equivalent to an undergraduate degree will also meet the entry requirements for example Pearson level 5 certificates or Cambridge International Examinations: Professional Development Qualification - Diploma (Level 5) which has been examined in English and studied between January 2015 and February 2017.