Professional Development Centre

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Learn with us for the real time experiential learning. The program is facilitated by highly qualified and experienced professionals with the support of CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Examination)

LEEDS is dedicated to building leadership capability and capacity at all levels of the whole organization. Our method is active in every way: active learning, sensory engagement, and the creation of situations that promote self-awareness and critical thinking for teachers. This space can be physical, mental, or both, but it provides for creative and conscious thought and challenges, as well as the development of mental resilience of the teachers. Because learning is always in service of action, our success is assessed by our ability to make a difference in the workplace and measure the progress of our Student- teachers.

LEEDS professional development centre strive to create critical leaders and help teachers to check and challenge themselves in order to find new ways of ‘doing’ as well as helping others by being a true critical friend. We help teachers to improve and they do this by reflecting on behaviour and questioning their current practice"

LEEDS interdisciplinary workshops will provide teachers with hands-on activities and ideas which can be used to enhance the lessons in the classroom, or to enrich their own learning; while at the same time serving as a platform for bonding among teachers. Our student teachers will be able to enhance their technological skills and will be able to make use of online tools in the classroom


Why Cambridge PDQs

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (Cambridge PDQs) transform professional learning for practicing teachers and leaders and their schools.

Cambridge PDQs:
  • meet the needs and priorities of the individual and the school
  • support school based professional development
  • enhance professional thinking and practice to improve the quality of learning
  • provide international benchmarks for professional learning leading to valuable certification and progression
  • energize professional learning communities.
Cambridge PDQs are benchmarked to the Framework for Higher Educational Qualifications (FHEQ) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Cambridge International Award in Teaching and Learning is benchmarked to FHEQ Level 4. Candidates may progress to the PDQ Certificate, which is also benchmarked to FHEQ Level 4, and to the PDQ Diploma, which is benchmarked to FHEQ Level 5.

This means that teachers and leaders achieving a Cambridge PDQ are well prepared for their next step in the professional development pathway and their Cambridge PDQ has value as they progress to relevant Level 6 and 7 programmes.
The Cambridge teacher attributes:
Cambridge International programmes and qualifications develop not only subject knowledge and skills but also attitudes, ways of thinking and behaviours.
Cambridge Teachers are:
  • confident in teaching their subject and engaging each student in learning
  • responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • reflective as learners themselves, developing their practice enhance professional thinking and practice to improve the quality of learning
  • innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • engaged intellectually, professionally and socially, ready to make a difference
Candidate Requirement:

Candidates need to:

  1. be a full- or part-time teacher employed in an educational institution such as a school, college, university, or adult training centre
  2. teach in their current school over a full academic year, for a minimum of 24 weeks and a minimum of six hours per week
  3. have the regular support of a mentor who understands the essential principles that underpin this qualification, and can provide helpful advice and observations
  4. teach a group with a minimum of six learners
  5. be responsible for planning, teaching and formatively assessing groups of learners

Our Programs

Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning (CICTL)
Qualification Structure

Module 1 can be taken on its own as the Certificate. Candidates can then progress to Modules 2 and 3 to complete the Diploma.

The programme is planned by the centre’s programme leader and team as a coherent sequence of learning over time, with a variety of elements

The Certificate comprises 3 units related to practice which together form Module 1: Exploring Learning and Teaching

Understanding principles of learning and teaching
Teaching an effective lesson
Facilitating active learning through effective teaching and assessment
Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed for the Certificate according to the following criteria, applied to the portfolio of evidence as a whole:
Understanding teaching and learning.
Developing thinking and practice in teaching.
Analysis and discussion.
Communication and presentation.