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PGDIE | PG Diploma in International Education

Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) aims to build 21st Century teachers. The full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Education (International) - PGDE (i) is a pre-service teachers’ professional skill enhancement programme offered in collaboration with the reputed School of Education, Birmingham City University (BCU), UK.


PGDE (i) seeks to develop highly skilled teachers who are Committed, Creative and Confident. As leaders of learning, graduates of this course take responsibility for their own professional development, enhancing their excellent subject and sharp pedagogical knowledge. Through reflective practice, graduating teachers take a lead in responding flexibly and proactively to the changes apparent in their professional contexts, communicating effectively with all partners in learning and accepting responsibility for their actions and decisions. The leadership skills developed through this course enable graduates to impact teaching and learning in a variety of contexts. Through decision-making and creative problem-solving opportunities, ITARI graduates eventually influence policy and practice to improve the purpose of education.

Equality, diversity and inclusion form the bedrock of this course. Embedded in the ethos and delivery of the PGDE(i) is a commitment to creating vibrant learning environments in which all learners thrive, and their particular needs are addressed.


The Post Graduate Diploma in International Education is a full-time (Face to Face or Blended model) professional skill enhancement programme customized to meet the teaching requirement of the International Baccalaureate (IB), International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Indian national boards curricula.


Course Specifications:

Course Summary Information
1 Course Title Postgraduate Diploma in Education (International)  
2 Awarding Institution Birmingham City University, UK.  
3 Teaching Institution Indus Training and Research Institute, Bangalore, India.  
Course Awards
  Name of Final Award Level Credits Awarded
  Postgraduate Diploma in Education (International) Level 7 120
Full Time [Face to Face or Blended Learning Model] Nine Months [August to April]

Eligibility and Entry Requirements:

The PGDE (I) programme is a pre-service programme, therefore aspiring teachers with or without any prior teaching experience/qualification can apply. Aspirants who are seeking to transition from other industries to teaching and academia are also encouraged.

STEP 1: Application Form Submission Apply Now: (Link to application form) Eligibility Criteria:
  • Graduate or Above in any discipline
  • Leadership Potential
  • Effective Social Skills
STEP 2: Face to Face| Online Interview Details regarding the interview are shared upon application shortlisting Discussion on Statement of Purpose
Provisional Admission to the programme is awarded at this stage
Step 3: Mandatory English Language requirement
or equivalent
IELTS | TOEFL | ESOL B1| IGCSE | IB| Duolingo Or 65% in XII from Indian Boards: CBSE | CISCE | or Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh IELTS: 6 (with no band below 5.5) and equivalent

Key Highlights:

On successful completion of the PGDE (i), graduating teachers are offered placement assistance. Most ITARI graduates qualify to work in reputed internationals schools in India and abroad.

Graduates have an opportunity to further their international education. They can transfer up to 120 credits from the PGDE (i) to the Master of Arts in Education (MA Ed.) from Birmingham City University, UK. Contact the Admissions Office for information.


CURRICULUM and Course Modules

The PGDE (i) curriculum focuses on preparing teachers to teach 21st century competencies like innovation mindedness, creative thinking, grit, adaptability, lifelong learning, and collaboration. The curriculum empathizes the Indus philosophy of preparing teachers- leaders who teach timeless values like love, respect, discipline and empathy.

The programme offers thorough hands-on experiential learning in teaching the international curriculum, holistic education, and leadership development. The internship and practicum are organized through the support of Indus Community School and Indus International School (adjudged the best International school in India for eight successive years by the Education World-CFore survey). Teacher Learners are also encouraged to seek internship opportunities in the schools offering them first employment.

Module 0 The Professional Study Portfolio The Professional Study Portfolio (PSP) is a significant document that systematically collects evidence of the Teacher Learner’s professional development journey during the programme. The PSP is an opportunity for the growing teacher to celebrate achievements against the Professional Teachers’ Standards prescribed by the UK. This reflection-based module is the bedrock of the PGDE (i) programme.
Module 1 Expert to Educator The Expert to Educator module provides opportunities for Teacher Learners to consider a specialist subject or area of expertise. Through a range of class-based group discussions and activities, personal reflection, and wider reading and research, participants recognise the nature of the subject and identify its threshold concepts. This module encourages experts to deconstruct the subject and consider the rationale of teaching it.
Module 2 Pedagogy Leading effective learning in individuals and groups is a very deliberate practice. Teacher Learners recognise early in the programme that learning does not happen automatically in a prescriptive manner, and a good educator must work to establish an understanding of what is most effective in the context of learning as well as the underlying personal philosophy and styles of both learner and educator. The Pedagogy module allows the Teacher Learners to consider a range of practical strategies and processes informed by evidence-based research.
Module 3 Contexts in Learning Research

Continuous assessment is the best route to enabling meaningful learning. It is said that the purpose of assessment is to measure what we value rather than value only what we measure. The Contexts in Learning module aims for Teacher Learners to reflect on the learners: their contexts and the impact of contexts on learning. Through this module participants discover that the factors affecting learning are multifarious and complex. Teacher Learners apply their learning to conduct an action research in their teaching context. Action research aims to identify a problem in the teaching-learning context and address it through suitable interventions. This practical module rounds off the holistic development of an effective teacher leader.


01 Credit transfer to MA. Ed.

02 Opportunity to complete the research-based MA. Ed in a short duration

03 Work with the expert faculty from BCU and ITARI

04 Learn from a programme that is regularly quality assured by BCU, UK

05 Opportunities for practice teaching

06 Placement assistance on successful completion of PGDE (i)

07 Opportunities to work in Indus International Schools in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Belgaum, and other reputed international schools in India and abroad.

ITARI graduates are placed in International Schools of repute like: Indus International Group of Schools, TISB, Neev, Legacy International School, Wockhardt Global School, Welham’s Boys School, Greenwood High, Bangalore International School, The Cambridge International School, Oakridge International School to name a few