Why train with Cambridge Education For Life?

As a Cambridge International Centre for the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), Cambridge Education For Life (Cam Edu) has been conducting a tutorial programme since 2002, which leads to the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) awarded by CIE. To date, Cam Edu has prepared more than 30 cohorts for the Diploma.

Cam Edu delivers top quality teacher training to schools and colleges as well as individual teachers and newcomers to the field looking for a career change. The first candidate in the world to gain Distinction in all four modules of the CIDTT graduated from Cam Edu in August 2003. To date, we have successfully recruited and trained over 300 candidates of whom many received distinctions in each module.

Backed by an uncompromising commitment to maintaining the highest standards of reliability and integrity, Cam Edu 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, CIE has come up with a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme; the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching & Learning (CIDTL) to replace the CIDTT.

What is the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)?

The CIDTL is developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), a division of Cambridge Assessment – formerly known as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). It is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice, and enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

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Who is it for?

The Diploma is for practising teachers. It focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the key aspects of teaching and learning. They are inclusive and relevant to all teaching and learning contexts: from primary and secondary general education, to vocational education and training, to further adult and higher education.

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What will it do for you?

It will help teachers to explore and apply new ideas in their own context, integrate new approaches in their own practice, and demonstrate their professional development as reflective practitioners.

What is the duration?

Tutorials are held on weekends over a period of 3-4 months.

When are the intakes?

January/February and June/July. Registration opens now for the next intake:12th February 2017.

What does the CIDTL involve?

CIDTL is designed to encourage and recognize attributes contributing to excellent teaching. It is also designed to provide for professional development. It involves a spiral of professional learning – each stage is a cycle of pragmatic learning and reflective practice following on from the previous cycle and leading on to the next. Areas of learning are revisited systematically within the programme so that teachers can engage in lessons in more depth and acquire related knowledge and skills.

It consists of a broad balance of activities, appropriate to the needs and circumstances of teachers and their organisation(s).

The course comprises three modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Exploring teaching and learning
  • Module 2: Teaching and Learning in Action
  • Module 3: Developing professional practice

How is the CIDTL assessed?

Assessment is carried out through a portfolio of evidence, examined by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). In their portfolio, teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of their own work, from a variety of sources.

Each assignment is externally assessed by CIE. Candidates will be certificated for each module. Each assignment module is graded as Distinction, Pass or Fail.

To achieve a full Diploma, all module assignments must be successfully completed.

To achieve a Distinction in the Diploma, a candidate must achieve distinctions in at least two modules.

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Testimonials from CIE

  • How assessment is part of the learning process and the use of suitable formative assessment methods to support and monitor the learners’ learning.
  • The facilitation of predominantly active learning with learners being involved in a range of group, pair and individual learning, some which lent themselves to constructive approaches.
  • Candidates showed sound understanding of relevant principles.
  • All candidates responded well to the key questions posed. The portfolio evidence from this centre suggests a well delivered programme of study that has fully engaged with the syllabus.

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