I want to know if the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) will accept the Distance PGCE from The University of Sunderland in the UK.
HKCAAVQ Website: http://www.hkcaavq.edu.hk/
I would like to know as employment as a certified teacher is contingent on their approval. Please let me know if they successfully approve these credentials as the HKCAAVQ will only disclose approval for completed degrees.
The distance PGCE does not include the practicum and thus does not lead to UK QTS. It is not considered equivalent to a full PGCE or to an HK PGDE and does not count as a teaching qualification under EdB rules.
I know several people who have done it and work successfully in HK. Academic credential folk view this qualification with degree as equivalent to education degree. PGCE also includes 14 weeks placement at a school, so it includes observed practice.