The possibility to change your life is more tangible than you think.

I chose the University of Essex Online because they offered a convenient pathway to study education. They also offered a monthly payment plan and their own online English proficiency test. 

I applied for the PG Cert Education (Educational Practice) through the work experience entry route, which requires at least two years of demonstrable practice at a compulsory education institution. After a couple of weeks, my application was accepted and I was enrolled on the programme. I felt remarkably happy, especially after discovering that many of my classmates were in the same situation as me – living and teaching abroad in Asia and Europe. 

Almost a year has passed and my experience with the University of Essex Online has been excellent. Student advisers and tutors are very supportive, modules are challenging but doable, and I’m about to achieve my postgraduate certificate. Thinking ahead to the future, I plan to progress in my studies and gain a Master of Education (M.Ed.) 

Working abroad and studying online isn’t just an attractive option for teachers. I have friends in different fields who’ve found studying online beneficial for their careers as engineers, software developers, sports coaches, lawyers and more. All of them decided to improve their skills to pursue better jobs, higher salaries and more enjoyable lifestyles, even when they have full-time jobs and families. 

If you’re working abroad in another country, I strongly advise investing one or two years to studying an online qualification, to boost your career options and achieve your goals. 

Interested in seeing where a PG Cert in education could lead you? To find out more, download a prospectus.  

Zainab Selman

Whether you’re planning on advancing in your career or completing a Bachelors degree, the CertHE Business and Management is a great starting point!

Emanuela Meloyan

I was surprised to find out that you can gain your LLB via distance learning – and that it carries the same value as an LLB qualification gained on campus.

Gulizar Maromedoba

My childhood dream led to my current reality.