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.

Looking for further training then you may be interested in the following:

Initial Teacher training

  • ITT Primary, Secondary and PCE
  • Assessment only routes to QTS
  • PGCE (60 credits can be applied to MA)

Career development

  • ECT and mentor delivery
  • NPQ deliver on 6 routes

Masters certificates (60 credits)

  • PGCert Widening Participation, Access and Outreach
  • PGCert SENCO
  • PGCert Academic Practice in HE
  • Bespoke CPD

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

  • Childhood and Family Studies/Education and Inclusion Studies modules
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Post-Compulsory Education
  • CPD at Master's level
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

 Please note:

  • These links are only for applicants who have received prior approval to apply for the module.  

The MA Education┬áis 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).

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.

These routes are for highly experienced but unqualified teachers wants to gain qualified status.

We offer this in:

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 postgraduate part-time options are available to you. All programmes are offered on a part-time basis.

Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education)

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

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.

Postgraduate Taught CoursesFind out more about the PhD in Education