Taught course

Professional Development (Education)

Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University

Entry requirements

Teachers must hold Qualified Teacher Status.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education) provides you with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which will enable you to meet the NQT standards it is designed to provide professional development for practicing teachers.

Both programmes aim to link theory with course participants’ own practice so that real benefits will be felt by both Newly Qualified Teachers and their schools.

Key course features

  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University works in partnership with employers, related organisations and agencies. It works closely with schools, FE colleges and local education authorities to offer comprehensive CPD opportunities for teachers. These partnerships are central in ensuring that all programmes are fit for purpose and provide the highest possibility of employment and career progression
  • This course is designed in partnership with local education authorities, professional agencies and leading consultants
  • This course will enhance your practice and strengthen your link between teaching and research

What you will study

The course is designed to provide professional development for practising teachers and is accredited by the University of Wales. Participants are required to study and achieve 60 credits in order to gain the Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education). The Graduate Diploma in Professional Development (Education) is made up of a number of different modules which may be grouped together.


  • The Reflective Practitioner
  • Learning from Teaching
  • Positive Behaviour Management


  • Accountability, Evaluation and School Improvement
  • Strategic and Developmental Planning for School Improvement
  • Leading and Managing Staff
  • Classroom Observation
  • Mentoring in Practice
  • Action Research for School Improvement
  • Working together for School Effectiveness
  • Pedagogy for Wales in the 21st Century
  • Developing thinking and assessment for learning
  • Transition
  • Y Curriculum Cymreig
  • Inclusion/SEN
  • Education, Citizenship and Critical Thinking
  • Techniquest – Numeracy and Problem Solving
  • Techniquest – The Development of Thinking Skills
  • Techniquest – Sustainability, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
  • Physical Development and Physical Education – putting theory into practice
  • Developing Health and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Working in Partnership
  • An Introduction to Teaching Basic Skills Through the Curriculum
  • Basic Skills in Transition - Numeracy
  • Basic Skills in Transition - Literacy
  • Assessment for Learning Strategies

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-48 months

Further details of qualification

The courses offer continuing professional development for teachers which will give them the edge in a competitive employment market.

Course contact details

Student Enquiries
01978 293439