FAQs


1. What is PgCTL*?

Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning is an internationally-accredited program to develop critical pedagogical & classroom management skills to assistant teachers, teachers, and teacher coordinators.

The practical skills have been derived by studying day-to-day struggles of close to 75,000 teachers in 1,500+ schools in 100+ cities, whom we had a privilege to train in different capacities.

The program found very high relevance worldwide, and hence it is endorsed at Level 6 (Bachelor Level) by ATHE, an Ofqual approved awarding body. PgCTL* comes with a Dual certification that helps the teachers in meeting regulatory requirements in different countries. For Dubai PgCTL* comes with a ATHE UK Level 6 Diploma in Teaching which is an UK Ofqual regulated and KHDA approved and accepted Teacher preparation qualification.

2. What is Suraasa?

Suraasa is the brainchild of leading cognitive scientists, data scientists, and educationists who have worked with 1500+ schools and trained close to 75,000+ teachers in their 10 years of experience in the Education industry helping teachers achieve their dreams.

At Suraasa, we are pioneering the use of technology in education to create better teaching and successful teachers. Teachers can learn, maintain e-portfolio, build a video profile, and access a discussion forum – all on Suraasa’s learner-friendly online learning platforms, along with attending live classes.

Suraasa assists teachers at every step of the Teacher Lifecycle, from getting internationally recognised qualifications to getting placed at the best teaching positions across the world.

3. Who is the PgCTL* program for?

The PgCTL* program has been designed to inculcate the necessary pedagogy skills in existing and new assistant teachers, subject teachers, teacher coordinators and head of departments. Our counselors can help you find the right program for you.

4. Am I eligible to enrol for PgCTL*? What all qualifications do I need beforehand?

PgCTL* is for aspiring or existing teachers like you who wish to create high-impact learning environments.

A candidate needs to meet all of the following conditions to be eligible for PgCTL*:

  • Currently employed in an appropriate teaching role
    Or
    Looking for a teaching job right now
  • Holds at least an Undergraduate Degree (Bachelors in some subject) or equivalent from a regionally accepted institution. Masters or PhDs in your subjects are optional and are more than welcome.
  • Has English proficiency at a level of B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference or equivalent (e.g. IELTS level 6)

In addition, we qualify a candidate who demonstrates strong desire to:

  • Grow professionally in teaching career
  • Succeed as a school leader
  • Deliver a positive change in children’s learning
  • Commit to make regular effort towards their development
Not sure if you meet these requirements? Talk to our counsellor to find that out.

5. How long will it take to finish PgCTL*?

The duration of the program is 10 months. You need to commit 8 hours every week to reap maximum benefits from PgCTL*.

  • 4 hours of live classes every week (at a fixed time you choose upfront)
  • 2 hours on online assessments and assignments (at a time of learner’s choice)
  • 2 hours on self-study on Suraasa’s online platform (at a time of learner’s choice)

6. Will I be able to work/teach alongside PgCTL*?

Yes, PgCTL’s study modules are designed to go hand-in-hand with the busy schedule of working teacher professionals since it has a very practical curriculum.
In case you are not teaching right now, you will get apprenticeship and placement opportunities in the 4 month of starting the program.

7. What subjects will I be able to teach after completing PgCTL*?

PgCTL* is a teaching qualification that equips you with skills on “how to teach” any subject to 21st-Century schoolchildren.

What you teach (i.e., subject) depends upon your interests, background, and/or subject qualification(s), e.g, Bachelors, Masters, Post-doctorate, or Certifications in Maths, Science, Physics, Literature, Economics, Arts, Music, early learning, etc.

Once you enroll in PgCTL*, we can also help you obtain additional recognition at international level, in select subjects. Talk to our counsellors today to find out more.

8. Will Suraasa help me find a job?

Yes, one of the key benefits of enrolling with Suraasa is that we guide you in every step of your career, from qualification to placement assistance. Every Suraasa alum has access to our placement assistance services for a lifetime. From cracking the first interview to advancing in current roles, we will help them every step of the way.

9. Where are your centres located? Can you share the address so that I can confirm by visiting?

Suraasa works with various centres globally. Our partner centres are currently located in:

Bengaluru: ISBC Campus, 29/3 Siddhareddy Layout Near Total Mall Doddanekkundi Cross Bengaluru, Karnataka

Dubai: Phoenix 49th floor, Ubora Business Tower Dubai, United Arab Emirates

While you are free to walk in and meet the counsellors, it's always better to take an appointment before coming.

10. Can I work in a Government School after completing PgCTL*?

Government jobs in different countries have specific eligibility requirements. Kindly talk to a Suraasa mentor to check if our qualifications meet the regulatory requirements in your target country.

Someone who wants to differentiate himself or herself from the others will heavily gain from PgCTL*. It will further empower you to get faster promotions and get recognised as the most progressive educator anywhere you go.

11. Who will teach me, and how?

Suraasa’s specialized pedagogical experts from the USA, UK, etc. who have decades of teaching experience in international schools host your weekly live classes.
You choose classroom hours per your convenience, and attend via our top-rated mobile applications & web portal.
A mix of live classes, online self-paced pre-recorded videos, and reading materials is used to deliver the program content.

12. Do you offer scholarships?

Yes, we offer scholarships based on academic excellence and past work experience, if any. Eligibility for the scholarships will be confirmed after filling up the application form. We are here to support the most deserving teachers in every way possible to get them into the program and succeed.

13. If I am not satisfied with your services midway through, is there any way I can get in touch with you?

Yes, we have a dedicated team who works on your feedback and resolves your concerns and queries on a priority basis. You are more than welcome to share your experience and your challenges while you are learning by writing mail to a dedicated email address meant for these purposes only. We take regular feedback from your side to ensure that the continuous feedback cycle keeps going on.

14. How long does the application process take?

The application process isn’t very long. The learner fills up the application form, our academic team reviews it, and the decision email is sent as soon as the team verifies the application. After receiving the decision email, you have to submit a minimal registration fee to reserve your seat into the course. Thereafter, you can pay your fees through convenient financing options or full fees.

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our partner locations

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Ubora Towers

Business Bay

Dubai

INDIA

Ground Floor, Tower B

Building No. 5 – Epitome

DLF Cyber City

Gurugram, Haryana

ISBC Campus, 29/3

Siddhareddy Layout Near Total Mall

Doddanekkundi Cross

Bengaluru, Karnataka

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