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Professional development

Learn, develop, progress

Increasingly career progression is dependent upon obtaining higher qualifications. Continuing professional development is a valuable opportunity to reflect on classroom management and practice and share your ideas with colleagues.

Many courses are part-time and work based and promote action research.

Flexible Learning

You can select individual modules to improve your professional practice or work towards an award bearing qualification. All of our programmes take into account the busy lives of professionals with times and learning modes designed to fit around individual needs.

Individual programmes

We offer a range of modular full and part-time opportunities at Foundation degree, HND, degree, Masters and Doctorate level.

For more information please contact: Alison Clarke, CPD CoordinatorTel: 01905 855056


Whether you are returning to teaching after a break or have been teaching for 20 weeks or 20 years, we can support you as you progress through your career in teaching.

We provide high quality, accredited professional learning within a flexible framework of study, full or part-time.

Portfolio of courses for teachers:

Education MA / PG Dip / PG Cert
Educational Management and Leadership MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert
Early Childhood MA / PG Dip / PG Cert
Mentoring and Coaching MA / PG Dip / PG Cert
Special and Inclusive Education MA / PG Dip / PG Cert
Special Educational Needs Coordination PG Cert. (National SENCO Award)
Religious Education PG Cert
Teaching Primary Languages PG Cert

FE Teachers

We are developing qualifications that provide progression for Further Education tutors and lecturers.

We can help you fine-tune your knowledge and expertise so that you can enhance your skills as a FE teacher.

Subject specialist tutors can study for NQF (National Qualifcations Framework) level 4 mandatory qualifications

Teaching assistants

We offer courses for educational support workers, including teaching assistants, practitioners in early years settings, support/care staff working in social services or health and voluntary sector institutions.

Theses courses will be of particular interest to those who are presently employed in a supportive role and who are looking to enhance their professional standing:

Learning Support Foundation degree
Early Years Foundation degree

Other professionals

Professions not directly involved in schooling sometimes want courses on general education and training for their own sector.

For example, we have had long experience of working with the Police on a range of training and degree programmes, up to MSc and PhD.

Graduates can join the Postgraduate Education Programme through the Education MA or Educational Management and Leadership MSc, or research degree programmes.

School based

We can:

Offer bespoke courses to help build knowledge and skills in a particular area

Help you try out and evaluate new ideas through reflective practice

Provide you the tools and support to implement, evaluate and measure the impact of innovation and change.

Tell us about your development needs. We can deliver courses at our campus or - with sufficient numbers - bring our training programmes to you.