Why choose Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications ?Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They are part of the University of Cambridge. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners' potential..
Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers. More than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries are part of the Cambridge learning community. We continually invest in research and development to improve our programmes and qualifications.
Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQs) are a mark of excellence. The qualifications help to improve teachers’ and school leaders’ professional profile and are valued for further professional and career development. Successful achievement measures the teachers’ and leaders’ professional development against the international standards assessed and safeguarded by Cambridge.
Cambridge PDQs help teachers and school leaders to apply new ideas and approaches, and to become reflective practitioners. Learning draws on teachers’ and leaders’ own teaching and learning environment, making the qualifications immediately applicable and improving professional practice.
PDQs are internationally recognised as a mark of excellence for the individual teacher or leader. In the UK, the Certificate is accredited with 60 credits at FHEQ Level 4 and the Diploma is accredited with 60 credits at FHEQ Level 5. The qualifications help to improve teachers’ and leaders’ professional profile and are valued for further professional and career development.
Why train with Premier Training & Consulting ?As a Cambridge International Centre for the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Premier Training & Consulting has been conducting a tutorial programme since 2011, which leads to the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) awarded by CIE. To date, Premier has prepared more than 50 Trainees for the Diploma & Certificate.
Premier delivers top quality teacher training to schools as well as individual teachers and newcomers to the field looking for a career change. Backed by an uncompromising commitment to maintaining the highest standards of reliability and integrity, Premier is well placed to help you in your quest for teaching skills and in securing a prestigious and internationally recognised qualification that will prove advantageous for your career development and success.
As of January 2015, Premier come up with a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme; the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching & Learning (CIDTL) to replace the CIDTT.
In premier , our obligation and mission starts as soon as the candidate fill in the registration form and doesn’t stop until he gets his certifying statement successfully.
- Assist with the choice of activities, subjects to be covered, technology to be used and resources for assessment tasks
- Indicate sources of information, further reading, materials, websites and references
- Advise on the practicability of ideas suggested by candidates
- Give advice as to length, approach and treatment.
- Offer guidance to candidates to prevent plagiarism and to monitor progress
- Make sure that candidates state their sources
- Make sure that work is completed in line with syllabus requirements and can be assessed against the criteria.
This means that; we donot only provide the candidates with the sufficient knowledge and extra resources needed for the diploma, but also help them through coaching, mentoring and one-to-one tutoring to deliver their assignments as well. So, we accompany our candidates hand in hand in their journey until they successfully get their diplomas .
Waht is the qualification structure & Duration ?
* Face to face training: 40 Hours / Module
Cambridge International Diploma aims & structure
In the Diploma, teachers will have the opportunity to:
- Understand principles of learning and teaching and relate these critically to their own practice
- Critically engage with educational theory and research evidence to inform and develop their professional thinking
- Design coherent lessons and programmes that focus on planning for active learning and teaching
- Use a variety of approaches to teaching and learning appropriately to help learners to learn more effectively
- Develop their personal reflective practice skills, enriched by ideas and experience from external sources
- Learn collaboratively, supporting and supported by their colleagues.
The Diploma comprises three modules related to practice:
Module 1 Exploring teaching and learning Module 2 Teaching and learning in action Module 3 Developing professional practice
For the Diploma, candidates must achieve a pass or distinction in Module 1 to progress to Module 2.Modules 2 and 3 will then deepen and extend their knowledge, understanding and skills, and lead to the award of the Diploma. Candidates must achieve a pass or distinction for Module 2 before entering for Module 3.
Candidate Qualification and entry requirements .
- Be a full- or part-time teacher, teaching in an educational institution such as a school, college, university or adult training centre
- Teach in their current school over a full academic year, for a minimum of 24 weeks and a minimum of six hours per week
- Have the regular support of at least one experienced, trusted colleague who understands the essential principles that underpin this qualification, and can provide helpful advice and observations
- Teach a group with a minimum of six learners
- Be responsible for planning and facilitating the learning activities of their learners.
You are required to have sufficient competence in English to participate in the qualification. All candidates should have English language competence comparable to Level B2 (Upper Intermediate Level) in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Diploma assessment criteria
Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence, examined by Cambridge. In the teacher’s portfolio, each teacher demonstrates their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of their own work, from a variety of sources:
- Classroom practice and observations
- Materials that arise naturally out of the teaching process
- Feedback from colleagues, learners and others
- The teacher’s own reflections on their practice
Qualification award rules
How many times can a candidate sit a module?
Candidates who have achieved a Pass cannot retake that module to improve their grade. Candidates who fail a module can resubmit a portfolio for assessment in order to achieve a Pass or Distinction. Candidates can make a maximum of three submissions to achieve a Pass grade. You submit re-sit module entries in the same way as all other entries.