I am considering studying the PGCEi and wondered if any of you can give me some insight into the course? In terms of ease of passing - would the mentor route or the research route be easier? (I already have teaching experience so I don't care to be observed if I don't have to - I am quite literally doing it for the degree) Do you specialise on the PGCEi? The course details in all the universities I've looked at say nothing about subjects or even what curriculum will be studied. Do you get trained in a particular curriculum on the course? How does it work? Is the PGCEi applicable for all teaching positions in international schools? Again, how does it work? How easy or difficult is it to get a teaching position with a PGCEi (as opposed to a regular PGCE)? Note: I am aware the PGCEi doesn't lead to QTS but I also know a lot of international schools will accept you anyway on the PGCEi. I am trying to ascertain how common that is. I am aware some schools may not like it but I just want to know how likely I am to land a teaching job with it, how common is it that schools do or don't mind etc. And yes, I am primarily interested in international schools because I live abroad and won't come back to the UK in the foreseeable future. If I did come back, I'd probably then go for the AO route to QTS then.