We offer a range and high quality of learning and teaching modes
We are proud to offer the following:
• high quality teaching from experienced practitioners
• the chance to learn about the latest thinking and developments in your area
• a range of different ways of teaching and learning to suit your needs, including flexibility in where, when and how you study
• the chance to share ideas and experience with other education professionals
• a range of qualifications which will enhance your professional practice and your career prospects
• different routes to accreditation, including new ways of accrediting learning that you can achieve at work
So, whether you’re an individual wanting to take the next step in your continuous professional development, or a manager or human resources specialist with responsibility for staff development looking for high quality, flexible training and development programmes for your team, why not find out more?
Our programmes are aimed at:
• lecturers, tutors and trainers
• leaders, managers and administrative staff
• anyone whose primary role is to support learning or learners.
We work with a range of organisations, including
• further education colleges
• higher education institutions
• adult and community learning providers
• private training companies
• public services
Tailor-made support and corporate services.
The PDP also offers a range of corporate services through projects or external evaluations, offering tailor-made support to help tackle particular needs or problems.
Drawing on the skills and experience of a multi-disciplinary team, PDP provides a range of focused training, from one-off events through to longer-term programmes, tailored to your organisation’s specific needs. Consultancy and short courses may focus on a range of issues, such as improving teaching and learning, self-evaluation, coaching, mentor development, curriculum innovation, team building or business planning.
PDP also undertakes consultancy and training in autism and aspergers syndrome across the UK. Short courses do not necessarily offer academic credits, but it is often possible for us to offer accreditation if this is important to individuals or your organisation as a whole.
There are a number of new and emerging types of delivery such as ‘blended’ and ‘on demand’ it is recognised that at some point in the CPD portal's evolution, development of e-content and e-pedagogy will need to be considered, this maybe outside of the scope of this pilot project but there is a need to be mindful of any future initiatives.
Meeting your needs and making learning accessible.
All the key aspects of our programme, including their structure, delivery and assessment methods, have been designed with the needs of early years professionals and services in mind.
Key benefits include:
• Flexible entry points
• Clear guidance to suit individuals’ career history and progression plans
• Delivery at times and venues to meet your needs, including weekends and early evenings
• Optional study breaks, if required
• An assessment schedule which fits in the typical early years annual cycle
Our learning philosophy supports reflection on your professional practice and the impact that it has on your setting, your colleagues or your service. You can develop chosen aspects of your practice through professionally relevant projects in your workplace. You can also select modules as you move through the programme, for example in response to changes in career path, responsibilities or interests.
Supporting your learning
All programmes involve teaching from University tutors and practicing professionals, together with peer support from fellow learners. This is further enhanced by the use of Blackboard, our on-line virtual learning environment.
We have a range of learning resources to support your academic work that are made available through taught sessions and through Blackboard, including
• writing skills
• literature searches
• research methodologies
You can also use our Learning Centres and the extensive range of on-line resources available through the University.
We offer opportunities for support through short courses, projects, external evaluations and consultation.
In addition to our professional development programme we also offer a range of consultancy support through projects, short courses, or external evaluations, offering tailor-made support to help tackle particular needs or problems. Drawing on the skills and experience of our multi-disciplinary team, we can provide a range of focused training, from one-off events through to longer-term programmes, tailored to your organisation’s specific needs.
Consultancy and short courses may focus on a range of issues, such as improving teaching and learning, self-evaluation, coaching, mentor development, curriculum innovation, team building or business planning.
Short courses do not necessarily offer academic credits, but it is often possible for us to offer accreditation if this is important to individuals or your organisation as a whole.
Want to know more?
To find out more about any of the courses or opportunities, please contact Howard Mitchell, CPD Administration Manager:
Telephone 0114 225 5320
Find out more about our corporate events at our corporate site: http://www.shu.ac.uk/events
These are our most current events on the SHU CPD calendar.
All events and short courses which we are currently promoting are added to the Faculty of Development and Society web pages at www.shu.ac.uk these sections are our most up to date events.