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Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education)

Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education)

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Flexible Learning Design

Course type


Course Summary

Overview of the programme

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Development (Education) provides you with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which will enable you to meet NQT standards.

The programme aims to link theory with the course participants’ own experience so that real benefits will be felt by both the newly qualified teachers and their schools.


  • This course is aimed at enhancing your practice and strengthening your teaching and research skills.
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University works closely in partnership with schools, FE colleges and local education authorities to offer comprehensive CPD opportunities for teachers. These partnerships are central in ensuring that all programmes are fit for purpose and put graduates in a good position for employment and career progression.
  • This programme is designed in partnership with local education authorities, professional agencies and leading consultants in the field.

Teaching & Assessment

Students will undertake several practical-based assignments throughout the course. This includes written work, portfolios, and presentations.

The assessments will enable theory to inform practice and encourage students to reflect critically on and, where possible, improve the quality of leadership, management, learning and teaching within their schools.

Teaching & Learning

Wrexham Glyndwr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The courses offer continuing professional development for teachers which will give them the edge in a competitive employment market.


Learning from Teaching
The Reflective Practitioner
Positive Behaviour Management
Accountability, Evaluation and School Improvement
Strategic and Developmental Planning for School Improvement
Leading and Managing Staff
Classroom Observation
Mentoring in Practice
Action Research for School Improvement
Working Together for School Effectiveness
Pedagogy for Wales in the 21st Century
Developing Thinking and Assessment for Learning
Y Curriculum Cymreig
Education, Citizenship and Critical Thinking
Techniquest – Numeracy and Problem Solving
Techniquest – The Development of Thinking Skills
Techniquest – Sustainability, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
Physical Development and Physical Education – Putting Theory into Practice
Developing Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Working in Partnership
An Introduction to Teaching Basic Skills Through the Curriculum
Basic Skills in Transition - Numeracy
Basic Skills in Transition - Literacy
Assessment for Learning Strategies

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Applicants must already hold Qualified Teacher Status before applying for this course. If you have any questions or would like further information about this course, entry requirements or application process, please contact our Admissions and Enquiries Team.

University information

Wrexham Glyndwr University offers a wide range of postgraduate courses, along with part-time and professional qualifications. Renowned for its high standards of teaching and inclusive learning community, the university is home to over 9,000 students, with around 1,500 of these enrolled in postgraduate study. The university's main campus, based in Wrexham, is where you'll find the majority of programmes. There's also a rural campus a...more