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Level 9 Certificate

Postgraduate Certificate in Education International – PGCEi

Postgraduate Certificate in Education International – PGCEi

Course Overview

Discover the path to professional advancement with our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International), commonly referred to as PGCEi. This qualification is designed for educators aspiring to add a formal teaching qualification to their portfolio, elevate their practice and assume leadership roles in teaching and educational management.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education International – PGCEi

Level Postgraduate Qualification Level 9 Certificate
Blended Learning
Duration 3 academic semesters
Start date
1st Year Fees €5,020.00

Enrich your academic journey with this PCGEi awarded by Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU), an academic qualification with a philosophy informed by the Teaching Council of Ireland and the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, UK).

Immerse yourself in a dynamic and relevant curriculum designed to deepen your knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning. Engage with current research and innovative approaches to address educational challenges across diverse contexts.

Elevate your professional practice through reflective analysis, fostering personal growth and positioning yourself for career advancement as an educator. Our program emphasises your development as an educational professional, nurturing your skills and capabilities at every level.

Theories & Principles in Education, Teaching & Learning 20 Credits
Inclusive Pedagogy & Evidencing Impact on Learners 20 Credits
Critical Reflection and Developing Practice 20 Credits

Derek Fox

Derek Fox is a man whose experience spans many industries. He leads Portobello Institute’s MSc in Aviation Management and brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has worked directly with companies such as Aer Lingus and the Dublin Aviation Authority, playing a key part in providing consultancy and…...

Derek Fox is a man whose experience spans many industries. He leads Portobello Institute’s MSc in Aviation Management and brings a wealth of experience to the role.

He has worked directly with companies such as Aer Lingus and the Dublin Aviation Authority, playing a key part in providing consultancy and strategic advice during an important transitional period for the airline.

He is a lead facilitator and director of DFLeap consulting and has previously worked as a senior specialist in the area of management, leadership and communications with the IMI (Irish Management Institute).

With over 30 years’ experience in learning design, management, coaching and development he has spent 15 years in a large multinational corporation and has worked in both business and academia across Europe, Asia, and America.

“I began my career as an Engineer but became passionately involved in Psychology in my twenties. This led me to work as a trainer/lecturer in leadership and management where I enjoy working with individuals and organisations to unlock their full potential.

“I have published a number of books including the popular ‘Discovering your Style and Dealing with Difficult People’ and am a regular contributor to business and press publications,” he said.

Derek is the program leader of our MSc in Aviation Management so students will get the chance to learn from him in key areas such as “understanding how to do a dissertation, what ethical research is, how to develop research questions and objectives, selecting appropriate methodologies to inform and address your answering of the research question and how to draw conclusions based on your primary research. Not to mention statistical analysis,” he said.

Derek is ambitious for his students and the opportunities Aviation Management can bring to their careers.

“We have students across multiple sectors of the aviation industry. Our aim is to reach aviation sectors like engineering, fleet management, fleet rentals, all that kind of stuff, on top of airlines and airport operations.


Qualifications Held

  • MSc Organisational Behaviour
  • MA Psychology
  • BA People Management
  • Level A and B Psychometrics
  • CiPD Certificate in Training Practice
  • Sports Psychology
  • Master Trainer Program
The PGCEi is tailored for online learning, offering one-on-one tutorial support and modular webinars to guide you through each module. Ideal for busy professionals, it allows flexibility while pursuing your postgraduate qualification.
Each module starts with an induction webinar, providing an opportunity to meet your lead lecturer. With the convenience of online access, you can attend lectures remotely and revisit them later.
This course is delivered over three semesters with supported webinars held during scheduled weekends. This programme consists of three core modules. You will complete one module in each semester.
Entry to this course is by direct application to Portobello Institute.
There are entry criteria available to students with differing qualifications however students must hold a relevant honours degree (at least 2:2) and it is preferable you work in an educational environment.
  1. 1
    Complete the online application form.
  2. 2
    Your application will be reviewed by our enrolment team.
  3. 3
    Applicants will be contacted by Portobello Institute's enrolment team to confirm a place on the course or for more information.
Blended Learning

Course: €4,785 + Exam Body Reg. Fee: €235.00

€5,020.00 Year 1 total fee

Blended Learning

Option 1

33% deposit payment (€1,777.05), followed by 8 scheduled payments on the first of each month, commencing the 1st of the month after the start date of the course. Includes one off instalment fee of €365.

  • €450.99 due in month 1
  • €450.99 due in month 2
  • €450.99 due in month 3
  • €450.99 due in month 4
  • €450.99 due in month 5
  • €450.99 due in month 6
  • €450.99 due in month 7
  • €450.99 due in month 8

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