Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications ( Cambridge PDQs ) are designed to enrich teaching and leadership. The most important factor in the quality of students’ learning is the quality of teaching and school leadership. Teachers and leader need to develop their professional thinking and practice continuously throughout their careers. We have designed Cambridge PDQs to lead the way in enriching professional learning in schools. These qualifications are based on research evidence about the kinds of professional development that have real impact and value.
Cambridge supports teachers to become :
Accreditation by UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications are accredited by the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education. The Certificates are accredited with 60 credits at Level 4 of the Quality Assurance Agency Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland ( FHEQ ). The Diplomas are accredited with 60 credits at level 5.
UCL Institute of Education was ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014 and 2015 QS World University rankings.
Cambridge PDQs are for practising teachers and education leaders. The qualifications are relevant to all general education teaching and learning contexts.
Cambridge quality assures and approves centres to design and run a Cambridge PDQ programme. We train and accredit a programme leader in the centre. The Programme Leader design their programme using the Cambridge PDQ framework. They run their programme to meet the needs, priorities and local context of their schools (s), teachers and leaders, within our guidelines and quality assurance procedures.
We have two session in a year
Session 1: January to May
Session 2: August to December
Fee charges: The fee for a course is INR 19,500/- plus 18% GST
The Cambridge PDQ Diploma consists of three learning and assessment modules. Each module must be completed successfully before moving to the next. Teachers can take Module 1 on its own as the Certificate. It provides a strong foundation for progress to Modules 2 and the Diploma.
Each module is assessed through a portfolio of evidence of practice, learning and reflection using templates set by Cambridge. These portfolios of evidence are submitted to Cambridge when ready for examination, and we examine portfolios every month.
In Cambridge PDQ programmes, teachers and leaders can explore, develop and reflect on new ideas and approaches systematically, with expert guidance and support. Each module requires 120 hours of learning. In each module, there is a balance between: Guided Learning, Work-Based Learning and Individual & Collaborative Learning.
Through their accreditation by the IOE, Cambridge PDQs have clear value within established higher education frameworks. This means authorities and institutions around the world can recognise how Cambridge PDQ qualifications relate to local requirements. It also means that teachers and leaders achieving a Cambridge PDQ Diploma can progress to relevant Level 6 and 7 programmes, including UCL’s degree programmes such as the International Professional Graduate Certificate In Education (iPgCE ) or the MA Advanced Educational practice.
The UCL Institute of Education offers an outstanding range of higher-level programmes of higher-level programmes for international educations professionals at all stages of their careers. Through online distance learning, programmes for international education professionals at all stages of their careers. Through online distance learning, students can study from anywhere in the world that has internet access. It provides a truly unique study experience and gives student the flexibility to learn on campus, online in county or through a mix of approaches.
Teachers and leaders who successfully complete the Cambridge PDQ Diploma will have fulfilled the entry requirements for the :
These are Level 6 programmes, and are available by distance learning. Full – time, part – time and online options are available to allow for flexible study and research.
IOE programmes available by distance learning at Level 7 include the MA Advanced Educational Practice and the prestigious MA Education.
Programme Leaders need to meet Cambridge criteria. They must have :