CIE – Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications
CIE provides Professional Development Qualifications for teachers and trainers to develop their thinking and practice, to improve the quality of teaching & learning. These qualifications for Teachers and Trainers is a practice-based qualification for continuing professional development, relevant to all teaching and learning contexts. Candidates can be teaching in CIE programmes, e.g. the Cambridge Primary Programme or IGCSE, or in other international, national or local programmes.
Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers
The Certificate encourages candidates to refresh their approach to teaching and learning. It is ideal for anyone in a teaching or training role who needs to innovate and to update their skills. We have based the Certificate on a range of relevant professional activities, to match the particular needs of candidates and context. As it is a short programme, the Certificate can quickly help improve thinking and practice.
To achieve the Certificate, candidates must complete one practice-based assignment, consisting of evidence of three activities in their teaching. The assignment is externally assessed by CIE and feedback is provided to the centre and to the candidate.
The assignment is organized around three activities:
1. Developing a new teaching approach.
2. Facilitating active learning.
3. Reflecting on practice.
The Certificate involves approximately 90 hours of preparation, including formal professional development activities, individual and group study and preparation of the assignment.
Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers
The Diploma enables candidates to develop and demonstrate their all-round competence as reflective practitioners. We have based the Diploma on a range of relevant professional activities, to match the particular needs of candidates and context. As it is an extended modular programme, the Diploma provides many opportunities for candidates to apply new ideas and approaches and achieve a sustained improvement in their professional thinking and practice.
The Diploma assignments are organized around four modules:
1. Design: Planning and Preparation
2. Practice: Teaching and Learning in Action
3. Assessment: Assessing Progress and Achievement.
4. Evaluation: Improving Teaching and Learning.
The Diploma involves approximately 180 hours of preparation, including formal professional development activities, individual and group study and preparation of the assignment. For both qualifications candidates can be full or part-time teachers or trainers working in all sorts of institutions, including schools, colleges, training organizations and companies, and with learners of different ages and stages, from pre-school and primary through to higher, adult and work-based education. They can be new in the teaching/training role or have years of experience.
Continuing on the journey of International Education we plan to offer multiple tracks to choose from in the Senior years of Grade 11 & 12 to better suite every child’s future ambitions into college.