Hello fellow teachers, I've just discovered this is a thing, and so far it seems it's all online, via Sunderland University, so I can continue working, it doesn't qualify you to work in schools in the UK, US, Oz, NZ or Canada, but can be very useful for entrance into international schools worldwide. Currently I'm in an okay TEFL gig in the ME, but salaries are stagnant and the place (the ME) is a bit of a dump. I could do a 'real' PGCE but the overall cost - lost wages, housing, utilities, taxes - make this a very expensive option, plus I'd have to immediately give up my present job. And I don't want to teach in the UK anyway. I currently have a BA in Economics, a Trinity Cert. TEFL and 10 years experience in six countries. I'd like the opportunity to teach in countries other than the Middle East or China, and in schools of a high standard which require teachers with more than just a Bachelor's and CELTA. I'm ready to move on from just teaching EFL, and am willing to put the hours in - on top of my working hours - for a year to attain a PGCEi, if that's going to open a lot more doors. At the moment I'm teaching four (45 minutes) periods a day, and have very little paperwork or marking to do. The only time I'm busy is when we have overtime, which is paid for. The rest of the time I'm kicking my heels, and wondering Is There More To Life Than This? If it's any help I'm single, dating and any social activities in this region are woeful at best, so moving to far-flung, exotic countries isn't a problem.