This article provides a brief overview as to the benefits of completing CPD courses for teachers. CPD provides a practical framework for teachers to update their professional skills and knowledge on a regular ongoing basis that can help to remain competent and proficient within role. CPD courses for teachers are available in a variety of formats ranging from webinars to full eLearning programs, as well as traditional educational seminars and classroom-style training courses.
Completing CPD helps teachers keep up to date with industry developments and provide an opportunity to enhance everyday teaching abilities. The DfE Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development explains that ‘effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching’.
What are the benefits to attending CPD courses for teachers?
CPD can help teachers obtain new teaching techniques, share best practice, and apply fresh approaches to teaching that allows them to improve their ability both for students, as well as expand their own personal opportunity within the teaching industry.
Learning new skills and then being able to apply them in the classroom can offer a much more stimulating and satisfying teaching experience. CPD is designed to support teachers in a simple but effective manner to personal improvement that does not have to be expensive or overly time consuming. For CPD courses to be fundamentally successful, they should be focused around being practical, applicable, affordable and enjoyable.
Find a CPD course relevant to you
Before starting a CPD course, a teacher should reflect upon what skills they may be lacking or looking to develop in particular whilst also taking into account the needs and suitability of their current school or teaching environment. When it comes to CPD courses, one size does not fit all, and just because a CPD course may be suitable for one teacher’s professional development requirements, does not necessarily mean it will fulfil and achieve the learning requirements of another teacher. The key to effective CPD is to ensure it is personal, relevant and sustainable to each individual, which will help to ensure overall usefulness and progression.
We hope this brief overview article was helpful. If you are looking for suitable CPD courses for your professional development please visit our CPD Course Catalogue or alternatively search our range of CPD providers who cover a whole range of different subject matters and course topics. If you are a training provider and are considering CPD accreditation for your teaching courses, please contact our team.