Continued professional development

We offer further development opportunities that you can match to your personal situation, your level of experience and where you want to get to.

Our continuing professional development (CPD) framework consists of six stages of development for teachers of English:

1. Starting

You are a trainee teacher of English taking initial training or you are not qualified as an English teacher but working as one.

Find out more on the TeachingEnglish website.

2. Newly qualified

You are a qualified teacher of English in your first two years of practice, who is putting initial training into practice.

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3. Developing

You are a practising qualified teacher of English with more than two years of experience, and still want to consolidate your essential skills.

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4. Proficient

You are an experienced qualified teacher of English with strong all-round knowledge and competence as a teacher.

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5. Advanced

You are a highly experienced qualified teacher, who comfortably takes on leading roles, such as mentoring, and may be planning to develop more specialist skills.

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6. Specialist

You are a practising specialist, such as a teacher trainer, materials writer, syllabus & curriculum developer, head of department/manager, testing expert, adviser on ELT issues (primary, secondary, vocational etc.), researcher.

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The stages include both individual and collaborative activities.

We have used these stages to map British Council teacher training courses, relevant resources from the TeachingEnglish website and other professional opportunities for teachers of English.

For further information and ideas to help you develop as a teacher, please go to the TeachingEnglish website.