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Durham University

School of Education

PGCE International Wellington College China

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is being offered, through a collaborative partnership with Wellington College, China in Shanghai and Tianjin as a part time programme for two academic years.

Places will be offered to applicants who wish to train to teach Primary or Secondary pupils in an international school context.

The PGCE (Int.) is composed of three modules, a professional module and two academic modules at Masters level. The professional module consists of a taught programme structured around a set of standards linked to tasks which the students must show evidence of having successfully completed. It will be assessed at the end of the programme of study. This part of the course will be primarily school-based at Wellington College China schools in either Shanghai or Tinajin.

Durham University will deliver the academic elements of the course. Each student will be linked to an academic tutor in the School of Education at the University, who will be responsible for subject and pedagogical specific tasks and guidance for the two Masters level modules. There will be regular contact with the academic tutor in the form of email, skype or phone conversations. The students will have access to Durham's online teaching facility (DUO) and the Durham University Libraries.

The two Masters modules will be mainly delivered through the annual Reflective Practitioner Conference held in Durham each January, which PGCE (Int.) students are required to attend as part of their programme. Please note that the costs for travel and accommodation for the conference are not included in the programme fee. Students studying the programme with Wellington College China will complete the two Masters modules in their first year of study.These two modules form part of a Masters degree which can then, if the student desires, be completed part time over the two years following on from the end of the PGCE (Int.) course.

Please note, this course is taught in Shanghai/Tianjin, China and that the PGCE (International) is not awarded with QTS, English Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry Criteria

Those interested in applying should be well qualified graduates, have a mother tongue level of English and be able to demonstrate a proven interest in teaching. All applicants must have Maths, English and Science to GCSE level grades A-C, or equivalent.

For those applicants whose first language is not English please note that we accept IELTS 7.0 (with no component under 6.5) or equivalent scores in an alternative accepted English language test. Details of alternative accepted tests. In some cases, English language proficiency can also be evidenced in other ways.

Please contact the Director of Learning and Teaching, Wellington College, China by emailing to discuss the programme before completing an application form.

Then apply online at: ttps://

After applying online, please send a CV and letter of motivation to the Director of Learning and Teaching at

For more information please see the power point and vidoe below to find out about studying at Wellington College.


PGCE China

PGCE China

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