Taught course

Professional Learning

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · Faculty of Education and Communities

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Entry requirements

All students must have a first degree and a PGCE and have a number of years of teaching experience in primary, secondary or special schools.

All students who apply for the programme must be employed in a primary, secondary or special school. Normally an application should be endorsed by their headteacher and/or school improvement officer.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Learning is a portfolio of modules focussed on school improvement designed to provide professional development for practising teachers. In order to gain the Graduate Certificate, students are required to study and pass three modules.

The content of the programme has been developed in close partnership with schools and local authorities to reflect Welsh Government education policy developments such as Qualified for Life, the Donaldson Report and Rewriting the Future. All modules are mapped against the National Leadership Standards and provide a solid foundation for progression to senior leadership roles as well as offering Masters level accreditation in line with Welsh Government aspirations for teachers.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradCert
    part time
    12-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Lesley Morgan