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The Federation of British International Schools in Asia


The University of Warwick's Centre for Teacher Education offers world-leading Initial Teacher Education
and ongoing postgraduate qualifications.   

Three international programmes are available to FOBISIA members: 

Warwick’s Centre for Teacher Education is the University’s global-service provider for high quality teacher training and professional education. At its most recent inspection, the Centre was awarded “Outstanding” provider status.   
The Warwick Teacher Values affirm our commitment to developing teachers who are justcurious, and creative and who contribute positively to every child’s educational progress (including SEND and EAL pupils). Value-based strands run across the curriculum, with progression of knowledge and skills linked to these principles. The UK’s Core Content Framework is mapped and integrated across this value-led curriculum model. 

Warwick trainee teachers are encouraged to explore their motivation for choosing to enter the teaching profession, going beyond the functional and into their core values, providing a strong foundation for development during their early career teacher (ECT) phase.  

We view our Initial Teacher Education programmes as the beginning of a teacher’s professional development journey. 


Our PGCE iQTS and PGCEi Courses 

Designed in consultation with FOBISIA Heads, and assessed to UK teaching standards, the PGCE iQTS and PGCEi courses are rigorous, robust, and highly regarded.  

Led by experts from Warwick, both programmes have a 6-day virtual induction, fortnightly interactive online workshops, and are supported by international school leaders. An externally assessed teaching practicum is compulsory: 90 days for the PGCEi, 120 days for PGCE iQTS. 

The Primary iQTS route includes an Early Years option (ages 3-7); Secondary iQTS is available in nine subjects:
PGCE iQTS Biology
PGCE iQTS Chemistry
PGCE iQTS Computer Science
PGCE iQTS English
PGCE iQTS Humanities
PGCE iQTS Mathematics
PGCE iQTS Modern Foreign Languages
PGCE iQTS Physics
For the PGCEi, there are two phase-level specialisms:

PGCEi Primary
PGCEi Secondary  

Teachers/schools can choose a face-to-face or online external teaching assessment visit; with a lower course fee offered for the online-only option.  

Both the PGCE iQTS and PGCEi provide a blend of online and school-based learning opportunities, developing an evidence-informed approach to classroom practice within international school settings.  The course is designed to fully cover the iQTS Core Content Framework, as appropriate for the Primary or Secondary phase (and specific Secondary subjects), taking account of the local context in which students are teaching.   

Taught sessions and assessments encourage critical engagement with research and the implications for personal teaching practice.   

MA Professional Education 

For staff already holding a PGCE (or for graduates from the PGCE iQTS or PGCEi) we also offer a fully online world-leading MA Professional Education. This three module, 20-month course builds towards an extended individual research project on a chosen area of educational practice. Available on a UK fee basis, the programme represents exceptional value for money for international teachers.

Staff without a PGCE/PGCEi can join the MA via our Postgraduate Certificate Professional Education pathway.  

Modules on the Postgraduate Certificate are also be made available to mentors supporting trainees on the PGCEi or iQTS courses.  

Warwick Training Schools 

Finally, if you are interested in becoming a Warwick Training School, supporting cohorts of your own staff or external trainees through our courses, you can find out more here.    

Please contact Kirsty Weeks ( or visit our website for further details.