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IPGCE – China

IPGCE 国际教师资格研究生证书课程 – 中国项目

Sep 2021

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1 year

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The IPGCE - China course is a post graduate level Initial Teacher Training course offered by the University of Buckingham and the Buckingham International School of Education (BISE) in China ( This, 37-week school-based course, is available in most subjects and to all age levels.

The University of Buckingham is one of the leading teacher training providers in the UK and taking the IPGCE-China course will enable students to develop the understanding, pedagogy skills and competencies needed to be successful in any classroom around the world. The trainees can expect the course to be demanding and rigorous as it is specifically tailored to improve pedagogy skills within a short amount of time.

After a careful selection process, which includes an interview with a BISE representative, the successful trainees will work under the guidance of a school-based mentor, who will observe the trainee weekly, hold weekly mentor meetings to set improvement targets and support the trainee overall with their pedagogy.

The mentor should be an experienced teacher who works closely with the trainee; therefore, the trainees must already be employed at a school to be eligible to apply.

All trainees will be assigned a subject specialist tutor from the University of Buckingham, with whom they will have online meetings with once a month, and a BISE instructional coach who will visit them at their school twice during the course.

Please note, for the additional QTS qualification (needed to teach in a state school in England), it is possible for a teacher who has been teaching for two or more years to apply for the Assessment-Only Qualified Teacher Status. A trainee may begin the AO QTS process in the term following the one-year IPGCE - China.

The IPGCE-China has three elements:

1: Assignments and E-Portfolio
During the course trainees will complete three masters level assignments as well as the significant   documentation necessary to pass the course.

The trainees will be required to provide evidence that each of the UK Teaching Standards has been met via an online e-portfolio. They will also need to present a record of 30 weekly reflections and readings provided by the University (Professional Development Plans) and of 30 weekly observations undertaken by their in-school mentors.

2: Training Days
Trainees are required to attend six online training days during the course provided by the University of Buckingham.  This is a mandatory requirement and the applicants are recommended to check their schools are able to support the required time off. The time difference between UK and China will likely make these late afternoon/evening events.

3: Tutorials and Lesson Observations

  1. The Online Tutor
    Trainees are assigned an online tutor from the University of Buckingham, who will be a specialist in the trainee’s subject area/teaching stage. There will be nine online one-to-one sessions over the course of the year. The Online Tutor is based in the UK and will be responsible for the overall assessment of the trainee.

    The subject specialists this year are from the following fields: Art, Music, Design Technology, Food Technology, Business Studies and Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, English, Drama, Classics, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Psychology, and Physical Education.
  2. The Instructional Coach
    A BISE instructional coach will visit each trainee twice during the course.  Each trainee will be observed by the coach on at least four occasions in paired observations with the trainee’s mentor. The coach will give feedback to the trainee and to the mentor on improvement strategies.  Additional training and mentoring support are available for all IPGCE-China mentors online and during the visits. The instructional coach is based in China and responsible for ensuring high quality coaching & mentoring of both trainees and mentors.

4. Additional Support

a. BISE online webinars for trainees to help overcome hurdles, e.g., on writing assignments, aspects of pedagogy, bilingualism, evidence collection

b. Individual online support for students struggling with any aspect of the course.

c. Where possible, face-to-face workshops for trainees and mentors in their locality will be offered to complement the University of Buckingham online training days.

d. BISE Teachers Conference - A one-day annual IPGCE/Teachers’ conference for all BISE students in China

Progression of IPGCE-China

The IPGCE-China course offers an ideal foundation for trainees to progress to other University of Buckingham MA or MEd programmes carrying over 60 credits – such as Master’s Degree in Education (MA), Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (MEd) etc.

Successful completion of the IPGCE course may also lead to Qualified Teacher Status if the trainees can meet additional criteria set out by the UK government. This is not guaranteed, so if acquiring QTS is your primary goal, please consult BISE before starting your application.

Entry requirements

You must be employed as a teacher at an international or bilingual school in China and be in sole charge of a full-size class for a minimum of 10 hours a week.

You will be expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to starting the course.

Applicants from a non-English speaking country will be required to provide an English language certificate, such as IELTS or TOEFL. An exception will be given to those applicants who have completed a university level degree in English.

English Language Requirements

In addition, you must:

  • Obtain the commitment from your school to provide a suitable mentor.
  • Show the physical and mental fitness to teach.

The employing school must be able to fully support a candidate throughout the course, enabling them to demonstrate all of the Teachers’ Standards across the full age and ability range of training.


Tuition fee: £6,500
Non-refundable Registration fee: £275

Fees can be paid in termly instalments or in one lump sum. Termly instalments can be arranged directly with the Finance department upon receipt of the invoice.

How to apply

Please click the APPLY button to submit your application by 31 July 2021. The course will start in Sep 2021.

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申请人需完成一个包括与BISE代表面试在内的申请流程。成功录取的学员将在就职学校校本导师(school-based mentor)的指导下开始本课程的学习。校本导师每周观察学员、召开导师会议、制定改进目标、并全面帮助学员提升其教学方法。





1: 论文和电子档案
课程期间,学员将完成三项书面作业,提交相关必要文件以通过课程考核。学员需要通过电子档案平台提交证明每项教学标准(Teaching Standards)都达标的相关文件。同时还需要在三十周期间每周提交一份基于大学(教师专业发展计划)提供的书单的阅读思考笔记,以及校本导师每周的观察反馈。

2: 集训

3: 导师辅导及课堂观摩
a. 线上导师辅导

b. 线下教学指导
BISE导师(BISE instructional coach)将在课程期间访问学员两次,并与学员的校本导师(mentor)共同进行至少四次现场教学观摩。BISE导师将向学员和校本导师提供关于改进学习策略的反馈意见。我们将通过线上以及线下访问的方式为IPGCE-China课程的校本导师提供额外的培训和支持。BISE导师位于中国,负责确保学员和校本导师都获得高质量的培训和辅导。

4: 附加支持

  1. 线上研讨会:帮助学员克服障碍,如论文写作、教学法、双语问题、证据收集等。
  2. 一对一在线支持:学生在任何方面有问题都可以获得个人在线支持。
  3. 线下工作坊:情况允许时,我们将为学员和导师在国内安排线下工作坊,作为对白金汉大学在线集训的补充。
  4. BISE教师大会:为期一天的年度IPGCE/教师大会将面向中国所有BISE学员展开。










  • 您所任职的学校能够为您提供一名合适的校本导师;
  • 拥有良好的身体和心理素质以进行教学;







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