Glyndwr University

Wrexham Glyndwr University

Professional Development (Education)

This programme provides accredited flexible continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers, enabling them to build a structured portfolio of evidence of their practice; the course provides the student with continuing professional development (CPD) which enables students to meet the Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) standards; it is designed to provide professional development for practising teachers; both programmes aim to link theory with course participants� own practice so that real benefits are felt by both Newly Qualified Teachers and their schools; Glyndwr University works in partnership with employers, related organisations and agencies; it also works closely with schools, FE colleges and local education authorities to offer comprehensive CPD opportunities for teachers; this course is designed in partnership with local education authorities, professional agencies and leading consultants; these courses enhance their practice and strengthen their link between teaching and research.

Entry requirements

Teachers must hold Qualified Teacher Status.

Course modules

Modules include: the reflective practitioner; learning from teaching; positive behaviour management; Graduate Diploma: 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 or 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on undertaking practical-based assignments throughout the course; the course team is responsive to creative use of assessment strategies that facilitate and support learners� styles of learning; there are variable assessment methods including written work, portfolios, and presentations; in particular, the assessment enables theory to inform practice and enable participants to reflect critically on and, where possible, improve the quality of leadership, management, learning and teaching within their schools.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Part-time - 1 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wrexham Campus Wrexham LL11 2AW Wales

Key information

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