Course Start Dates
September and January
Two Face-to-Face Weekends
– First cohort: January and September
– Second cohort: January and May
*Registration also available for January 2019 (Cohort 13)
PGCESpain offers you the chance to study for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (International) (PGCEi) from the University of Nottingham while undertaking a practical teaching element in British training schools in Spain. The course is suitable for graduates who are interested in embarking on a career in teaching, and also for graduates who may already be involved in education but who have not previously obtained a teaching qualification.
Since September 2009, PGCESpain has been offering a teacher education programme in partnership with The University of Nottingham. The PGCEi course comprises four study modules taught mostly online through a dedicated Virtual Learning Environment with a university tutor assigned to each student. Please check the University of Nottingham website for further details about the course. PGCESpain is responsible for the practical teaching element of the programme and organises placements in English-speaking/British schools all around mainland Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands. Trainees have been welcome from several other countries around Europe, including Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy and even the UK, with the attraction of an international dimension of the course. PGCESpain is proud of its success, with trainee teachers securing teaching positions in countries around the world and as far away as China and Australia.
Trainee teachers are helped through the practical element of the course with mentors who provide regular support and advice. The course caters for all specialist subject areas and both primary and secondary age ranges.
Trainee teachers attend two “face-to-face” weekend seminars in September and January or January and May (two options). The three course tutors travel from the University of Nottingham every year to run the two weekend courses and trainees appreciate the excellent preparation they receive prior to commencing their teaching practice and written assignments.
The trainees are always impressed with the quality of the tutorial support, the tuition and the amount of published materials provided by The University of Nottingham both as handouts and online. Each trainee meets his/her tutor during the first of the two preparatory weekends and continues to receive support throughout the 34 weeks. PGCESpain also has a full time dedicated support service.
In order to keep expenses to a minimum for the students attending the seminars, PGCESpain provides free accommodation and food throughout the course. Students enjoy two 48-hour university-style residential weekends at the beginning of the course; they have close contact with each other and are able to communicate freely on a dedicated forum, sharing their doubts, worries and success in class with the friends they have made during the two workshops.