Apologies if this has already been asked/answered, but I can't seem to find an exact answer on the forum........ I have been offered GTP (leading to QTS), but like many (c50%??) of GTPs in the UK, this one does not give PGCE. I do intened to work abroad at some point in the future (Asia and perhaps the Middle East) and I know some international schools have not heard of GTP - and are only fixated on 'PGCE'. So I was hoping to address the PGCE shortfall in another way.... 1) PGCEi (International distance learning PGCE from Nottingham incl. 1 week general teacher training). Involves the dissertation/essay assignments found in a standard PGCE - but absolutely no observations/portfolio building requirement - obviously I get those in the GTP any way.Not worth much on its own because it can't give QTS. However, it is a Professional qualification and gives 60 credits towards Masters. After QTS + PGCEi I would then proceed to Master of Education (distance learning). In other words, after about 2.5 years I will have QTS, PGCEi and MEd .... BUT not UK PGCE ! 2) PGCE DL (distance learning via University of Sunderland incl. observations/portfolio). PGCEi is a lot cheaper (2900) than PGCE DL (5400) and also less work load, which may be a factor during the 90% teaching workload of a GTP. So at the moment the PGCEi looks good. But is there another option I am missing here? Perhaps another PG XXX type certificate run by a UK University. It would have to be online or distance learning or weekend training/residentials because on the GTP I will get no time off ! For instance one poster on this TES forum said something about getting 3 modules towards an MEd >>> PG ???? at only 150 pounds per module - unfortunately details were sketchy. Also I am a bit baffled why the one day per week at Uni during the GTP (not sure if its general teacher training or subject methodology) can't go towards PGCE. Maybe because the school don't want to pay for it for their GTP employee? But could I tell the Uni I am willing to pay for this myself ???? Anyone ever done that ?