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.
(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)
- 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.
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Entry Level Requirements
English: Language, Learning and Culture
English literature or language/ drama/ linguistics/ creative writing/journalism at degree level; A- level English or drama.
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.
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.
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Possible fee changes
The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.
The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.
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If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.
We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.
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For enquiries or to apply for a CPD module please contact:
Sam Clements, CPD Modules Co-ordinator
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.
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.
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 Enrolment pages.
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.
- 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)
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.