Taught course

Certificate/Graduate Diploma of Professional Development in Education

Institution
University of Wales Trinity Saint David · Faculty of Education and Communities
Qualifications
Certificate of Professional Development GradDip

Entry requirements

CPDE courses are open to all teachers. Supply teachers are particularly welcome to attend. Please note that teachers may attend modules on the Masters and Graduate Diploma programmes out of interest in this topic. You do not have to do the qualification. We can also run short courses for individual schools and groups of schools, designed to meet the specific needs of teachers in your area. Our programme of update sessions for primary supply teachers will also be offered this year.

Months of entry

September

Course content

UWTSD offers two Graduate Certificate programmes that are suitable for teaching professionals who wish to move into leadership roles or specialise in SLD/PMLD. These programmes have been developed in collaboration with strategic partners located in schools including head teachers in special schools (SWASSHE), local authorities, and the regional school improvement service (ERW).

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning: Leadership is a portfolio of modules focussed on school improvement designed to provide professional development for practicing teachers. The programme is tailored to the needs of teachers in schools who are keen to progress on their route to leadership. In order to gain the Graduate Certificate, you will be required to study and pass three modules.

Teachers who are working in the special schools sector who intend to consolidate and extend their expertise can enrol on the Graduate Diploma in Professional Learning (SLD/PMLD). The Graduate Diploma in Professional Learning: SLD/ PMLD is a portfolio of modules focussed on learning and teaching improvement designed to provide professional development for practising teachers. In order to gain the Graduate Diploma, you will be required to study and pass six modules.

Learning and Teaching

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning is designed to enable you to reflect on your professional role and, from this, to provide opportunities for continuing professional learning that are relevant to you and to the schools in which you work. Modules are therefore delivered in ways that mirror the best practices of teaching and learning in schools and provide significant opportunities for participants to engage with effective practice in school settings.

Sessions are contributed to by a team of practising senior school leaders who work closely with university staff to ensure that modules are delivered in a high quality and consistent manner.

Modules

Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning: Leadership

§ The Professional Learning Journey (20 credits)

§ Creating a Strategic Direction for School Improvement (20 credits)

§ Leading and Developing the School (20 credits)

Graduate Diploma in Professional Learning: SLD/PMLD

§ Teaching Pupils with Severe, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties: A Contextual Framework (20 credits)

§ Learning and Teaching (20 credits)

§ Teaching Curriculum and Assessment (20 credits)

§ Communication and Behaviour (20 credits)

§ Sensory Needs and Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (20 credits)

§ Pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder(20 credits)

§ Independent study (20 credits)

Qualification and course duration

Certificate of Professional Development

part time
12-48 months

GradDip

part time
12-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Sharon James
Email
sharon.james@uwtsd.ac.uk
Phone
01792 481000