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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Education

We offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the form of part-time short courses and part-time full programmes that have been tailored to meet the learning needs of education professionals at all working levels. These CPD training courses are useful for education support staff, Continuing Professional Development Coordinators, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and teaching staff.

Stand-alone modules

The Institute of Education offers a range of stand-alone modules in a variety of areas:

APPLICATION LINKS - Please click on the relevant link below

 Apply for a CPD Education Module Starting in FEBRUARY 2019

 Apply for a CPD Education Module Starting in APRIL 2019

NB Please note that these links are only for applicants who have received prior approval to apply for the module.  

For any other enquiries please email

MA Education

The MA Education is a Masters degree programme intended for those with an undergraduate degree and/or a teaching qualification, or significant professional experience who are looking for high quality education CPD to advance their career. It is available in a variety of options so that you can specialise in the most relevant area to you. The Masters in Education programme is made up of 180 credits and has been designed so that you can build your award in three ‘bite-size’ stages: PGCert (60 credits), PGDip (120 Credits), MA (180 Credits).

MA Professional Practice and Lifelong Education

This MA Professional Practice and Lifelong Education is a Masters degree programme that aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and professional values of participants engaged with lifelong education and professional practice. The programme aims to support the development of critical and reflective dialogue in lifelong education and training. Participants are expected to engage in reflective activities that examine the key literature and research in this field. It is anticipated that participants will synthesise theory and practice in order to actively engage in their own continuing professional development.

Assessment Only Routes to Teaching

These routes are for highly experienced but unqualified teachers wants to gain qualified status. We offer this in:

Post-Compulsory Education

The Certificate in Education Post Compulsory Education is a two year course that is undertaken by FE teachers who are already working in the sector and provides the necessary professional accreditation to allow you to carry out a full teaching role.

CertEd (PCE)Undergraduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education)

If you are a practising teacher in the post-compulsory sector the following postgraudate part-time options are available to you. All programmes are offered on a part-tme basis.

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education)


PGCert Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice

The Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice is designed for staff currently working in higher or professional education and whose principal role is in teaching or student support. It is intended to support the practical working needs of staff within an inclusive student-focused learning and teaching environment.

Find out more about the PGCert Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and Professional Practice

Doctorate in Education

The aim of the Doctor of Education programme is to develop new knowledge and original thinking, as well as advanced understanding, skills and professional values in educational practitioners. Our Doctorate in Education is a high-quality form of CPD training that enhances the professional practice and expertise of all participants.

Find out more about the Doctorate in Education

PhD in Education

We offer supervision for PhD research in a range of areas such as special needs and inclusion, leadership and management, practitioner research, professional development, teaching and learning, early years. The team has experience of full time, part time, mature professionals and overseas students.

Find out more about the PhD in Education

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