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PGCE – China

PGCE 教师资格研究生证书课程 – 中国项目

Sep 2021

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a post graduate level Initial Teacher Training course offered by one of the leading teacher training providers in the UK, the University of Buckingham (, and the Buckingham International School of Education (BISE) in China.

PGCE - China is aimed at China based teachers who are looking to complete a demanding British teaching course and to develop the understanding, pedagogy skills and competencies needed to be successful in any classroom around the world.

This, 37-week school-based course, is available in most subjects and age levels (Grade 1 – 12). 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.

The successful trainee teachers will be awarded ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Education’ on the course completion.

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. Please note, the process for acquiring QTS will entail a review of eligibility before acceptance on to the Assessment Only route. This means the students cannot gain QTS on completion of the PGCE course automatically.

PGCE - 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
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.

Additional Support

Chinese Education Workshops

BISE will provide two Chinese Education specific workshops during the course focusing on aspects of Chinese pedagogy, bilingualism and cross-cultural communication in the classroom. 

School Visits

All trainee teachers will receive two visits by a BISE instructional coach. The BISE instructional coach will jointly observe a trainee's lesson with their mentor and will assist the mentor in the feedback. The BISE coach will then provide feedback and training as appropriate to ensure the trainee is on the right track to meet the Teaching Standards.

Academic Writing Support

The students are expected to submit three academic essays during the course. BISE will run an academic writing workshop in the first term to equip students with the tools needed to successfully complete the written assignments. The trainee teachers will also have an option to receive individual essay support and advice on evidence collection to meet standards.

Student Community

Learning does not need to be a lonely journey. By enrolling into the PGCE course, you will join a community of teachers working towards the same goal. BISE will facilitate a learning group by putting you in touch with other students on your cohort, so you can exchange ideas and discuss the learning material as you tackle the course one week at a time.

Progression of PGCE-China

The PGCE-China course offers an ideal foundation for those trainees who are looking to take an MA Education degree (MA), carrying over 60 credits. 

Successful completion of the PGCE 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 and teaching UK/IB curriculum (in addition to the Chinese National Curriculum where applicable) at a K-12 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 non-English speaking countries will be required to provide an English language certificate, such as IELTS or TOEFL. Subject to the university approval, an exception may 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

How to apply

Please click the APPLY button to submit your application by 31 July 2022. The course will start in September 2022.

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PGCE - 中国项目适用于位于中国的、寻求高标准英国教学课程的教师。本课程旨在加深教师的教学理解力,提高教学法和教学技能,以帮助他们在世界任何课堂上都能取得成功。



已经有两年或以上教学经验,并有申请QTS英国教师资格证(在英国的公立学校任教时需要)需求的学员,可以申请英国教师资格证(QTS)评估项目。学员可在为期一年的 PGCE-China课程后申请英国教师资格证(QTS)评估项目。


1: 论文和电子档案


学员需要通过电子档案平台提交证明每项教学标准(Teaching Standards)都达标的相关证明文件。同时还需要提交基于大学(教师专业发展计划)提供的30份每周反思和阅读笔记,以及由校本导师进行的30份每周观察记录。

2: 集训


3: 导师辅导和课堂观摩













白金汉大学的 PGCE-中国课程为学生继续深造打下了理想的基础,毕业生可以继续选择本院教育硕士,并免修60学分。

成功完成 PGCE-China课程也可以为后续获得英国教师资格证QTS打下基础。这并不是说获得了PGCE证书,申请人就自动获得了QTS。申请人仍需要满足英国政府设定的一系列要求,请在申请QTS之前联系白金汉大学国际教育学院以获得更多信息。









  • 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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