Longtime lurker, first time poster. I have just completed my PGCEi with Nottingham and the next step is my license application. Another teacher at my school has been through the process and was told he needed his PGCEi certificate in a sealed envelope sent from the university. As he had already received it and opened it he had to get a new one,at a cost of 2500 baht, from the UK. He has also not had the certificate back from the TCT, who say they keep it. My school office has told me this is part of the process. Is this correct? Looking on the TCT website they seem only to ask for copies of certificates. I can't imagine they only require an original PGCEi certificate but copies for other qualifications are ok. I also don't see why it would need to be in an unopened envelope direct from the UK uni, or why they could keep it, as it is an official document and personal property. Is there anything fishy going on here? or is it just a TCT way of doing things and another hoop that must be jumped through. Any experience or feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. teacherT.