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Continuing Professional Development - Education

Overview

Continued Professional Development (CPD) education modules are aimed at qualified teachers currently working in primary schools, early years settings or special schools.

The CPD modules will enable you to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and skills within the module subject area.You'll be prepared for future career development, for example subject management roles in school; enabling you to manage the work of others and the strategic planning of your chosen subject across the whole school or specific age phase.

The option to gain 30 Masters Level credits per module through assessment is highly recommended as a route towards achieving higher degree qualifications.

CPD Modules

(please refer to the left-hand tab for module detail):

  • English: language, learning and culture 
  • Exploring mathematics
  • Raising achievement in mathematics (RAiM)
  • Inquiry based science
  • Connect, consume, create: ICT in the primary school
  • Performing arts
  • Working inclusively with special educational needs and disability (SEND) 

Routes

  • Study a CPD course purely for your own professional development, with no assessment element. 
  • Study a CPD with masters level assessment allowing you to gain 30 masters level credits per module.

Masters level credits gained through the CPD modules can be used to count towards the award of full Masters qualifications such as the LSBU MA in Education.

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Modules

Each module outline below will give you an idea of the content and any prior experience and/or qualifications required in order to take the module.

  • Inquiry Based Science
    This module draws from current research dealing with inquiry based learning in an international context. Sessions include practical workshops where you'll actively cooperate in groups to design and carry out scientific investigations. Download PDF (PDF File 73 KB)
  • English: Language, Learning and Culture
    This module focuses on spoken language as a key area of the English curriculum in order to explore culture and deepen learning in the classroom. You'll explore related areas of the oral traditions of storytelling; drama; play and popular culture as well as an in-depth analysis of effective talk for learning.

    Download PDF (PDF File 73 KB)

  • Exploring Mathematics
    Exploring Mathematics will challenge and engage your interest in mathematics, as well as develop knowledge which underpins confident mathematics teaching. Leave behind misconceptions and anxieties about mathematics and enter into an historical, investigative and creative journey.Download PDF (PDF File 73 KB)
  • Raising Achievement in Mathematics (RAiM)
    The RAiM module will help you gain knowledge and understanding to successfully teach mathematics with competence and confidence, and begin to develop as a specialist in this area. You'll explore progression and application across different strands of primary mathematics and at Key Stage 3. Download PDF (PDF File 74 KB)
  • Connect, Consume, Create: ICT in the Primary School This module provides you with the opportunity to explore the most up to date research, knowledge and understanding that underpins ICT and the computing curriculum in primary schools. It enables you to consider the creative and innovative way ICT can be used to support children's learning. Download PDF (PDF File 73 KB)
  • Performing Arts
    This module prepares you to teach the performing arts subjects in a culturally diverse society. It addresses the design and content of the performing arts curriculum in addition to related issues such as creativity and exploration. The style of the module is highly interactive with an emphasis on practical engagement.Download PDF (PDF File 72 KB)
  • Working inclusively with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)This module explores theory and practice to enable children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) to achieve in their learning, what constitutes appropriate support and intervention strategies in the Early Years and beyond; and developing inclusive practice.Download PDF (PDF File 72 KB)

Employability

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
  • Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
  • mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

Placements

Facilities

Teaching and learning

Entry requirements

English: Language, Learning and Culture

English literature or language/ drama/ linguistics/ creative writing/journalism at degree level; A- level English or drama. 

Exploring Mathematics

An open and inquisitive approach with the desire to improve your own understanding of what mathematics is.

Raising Achievement in Mathematics (RAiM)

Preferably a grade 'B' or above in Maths at GCSE.

Inquiry Based Science

An interest in inquiry based science.

Connect, Consume, Create: ICT in the Primary School

Suitable for anyone interested in education and technology who considers they are a proficient user of general ICT applications and hardware.

Performing Arts

Some experience in the performing arts or music would be an advantage.

Working inclusively with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Some prior experience in a SEND setting would be an advantage.

How to apply

For enquiries or to apply for a CPD module please contact:

Sam Clements, CPD Modules Co-ordinator
clemens7@lsbu.ac.uk
020 7815 5451

Upon application we will require you to confirm:

  • You are a qualified teacher currently teaching in a primary school, early years or special school setting.
  • You hold the stated pre requisite experience or qualifications for the CPD option you are applying for
  • Whether you are applying for straight CPD without assessment, or CPD with M Level assessment.

Postgraduate Application Service

You are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Postgraduate Advisors. They offer a 30 minute face-to-face session where you can get tailored advice on all aspects of the application process.
Book a 1-2-1 Application Advice Session

Fees and funding

Route 1

As a straight CPD course with no assessment element - £500

Route 2

As CPD with Masters Level assessment (and full enrolment) -  £900Enhanced Partnership Schools

We work in partnership with schools which provide placements for our PGCE students. Teachers from our enhanced partnership schools applying for a place on our CPD modules qualify for a 25% discount on fees.

If you want to find out more about becoming an enhanced partner with LSBU please contact the partnership team:  ahsschoolspartnerships@lsbu.ac.uk

Postgraduate Advice Service

You are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Postgraduate Advisors. They offer a 30 minute face-to-face session where you can get tailored advice on fees and funding.
Book a 1-2-1 Advice Session

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

 
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