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Our Post Graduate Certificate in Education programme has been designed for those planning to work in schools with existing provision for, or at least ambition of, providing an international education for their learners. Throughout the course much emphasis will be on the University of Cambridge International Examinations Curricula and Assessments. Formative and Summative assessments will be evaluated in Cambridge.
This is an intensive and rigorous one year programme for highly motivated graduates with a clear passion for teaching in Early Years, Primary or Secondary schools. Those wishing to teach in Further and Higher Education will have to express their interests when registering. Students on this course will be expected to undertake both teaching practice in schools and learning in our Centre.
Part of the programme will take place in England; it is therefore advisable that candidates consider their willingness and ability to travel during the programme before enrolling.
This course has been designed with the clear objective of training professionals who will be capable of covering crucial roles in education. Depending on their experience and interests, graduates will leave the programme with the required competency and confidence to work as:
Heads of departments
School Inspectors and Regulators
Professional trainersWe also strongly encourage and offer support to graduates with the interest and ability to progress to become lecturers in Higher Education
Applicants for this course should have a first degree (Bachelors degree) or equivalent. Having a good grade will be a major advantage. Applicants without such qualifications may apply, but their applications will be subject to a more complex process, and they will be required to demonstrate their ability to successfully follow the programme. In all cases, applicants will be tested by CIAPS through written assessments and verbal interview. Applicants will be deemed successful only if they are judged to possess not only good academic credentials but also a good mix of:
Imagination and creative thinking
Written and verbal communication skills
Ability and willingness to learn
Sense of responsibility and ability to work in a team
Resilience and stability
Clear passion for education and respect for learners
At CIAPS, we are proud of our high standards. We are conscious of the fact that much is demanded from our students during their time with us. To support our participants we have put in place a formidable team of academic advisers, experienced librarians and other learning support staff to help students get the best from their academic pursuits.
We are proud of our welfare and career services; these services are provided by a team of competent and passionate professionals available to assist students with job placement, career guidance, CV preparation and registration with international bodies.
We have built, and continue to build, strong connections with reputable organisations which look for high standards and work with high achievers.
Participants in this course will be required to take part in teaching practice in schools and learning in our Centre. CIAPS classes will take place as set out in the timetable, and attendance is an important part of the assessment. Each module undertaken will have a formative and summative assessment. These assessments will be written, verbal and based on observations. Practical sessions will take place in the agreed organisations. Students performance in these organisations will be evaluated based on written assessments, reports from the organisation and observation by CIAPS examiners.
A fundamental part of learning at CIAPS is the exposure of our learners to the very best practices. We strongly encourage our students to participate in international programmes which will enable them to gain global experience by working and collaborating with their peers throughout the world. Part of this course will take place abroad, and students are highly advised to consider their ability to travel for a short period during the programme.
We place a lot of emphasis on research, both empirical and theoretical. Our faculty members are continuously engaged in research related to the subject they teach, and we encourage students to participate alongside them. We also strongly encourage our students to create their own research topics related to their area of work or interest. By the end of this course, a good student should have completed at least one publishable body of research.