Skip to main navigation Skip to main content
The University of Southampton
Southampton Education School

Continuing Professional Development

If your organisation needs help with employee continuing professional development, the School of Education can help.

The University’s School of Education uses our research findings on what makes learning successful and knowledge of effective teaching methods to support CPD activities.

We can offer you continuing professional development activities and training tailored to meet your organisational needs.

To book a course or talk to us about your CPD activities, email us:

CPD activities: training professional teachers in the British Army

The School of Education has worked with the British Army since 2003, offering a tailored postgraduate certificate in education programme to their professional trainers.

The PGCE (Prof Dev) is unique in that is it specifically aimed at teachers in the professional sector. The school developed the programme into a master's degree in education, an MSc, that has won national awards for its innovative and flexible approach.

Both the postgraduate certificate and master's involve residential modules on our campus and a work-based research project.

Our school has revised both programmes, the PGCE (Prof Dev) and the MSc to meet the changing needs of the Army's Educational and Training Services and are integral to the professional and career development of the branch.

A bristish army female soldier teaching an adult student
Several British army personal on their graduation day at University

CPD activities: supporting science teachers and technicians

The School of Education has provided continuing professional development for science teachers, technicians and local authority officers in Southampton for over 10 years. Our Learning Suite hosts a programme of low-cost, high impact training through CLEAPSS, the Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Equipment.

Our courses are chosen by professionals coming from all around the south coast of England and provide certificates to successful participants.

CLEAPSS resources give teachers ideas for engaging practical activities designed to fire pupils' imaginations We show teachers and technicians how to translate these ideas into safe and exciting experiences in the classroom. CLEAPSS advice and documentation is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive and the Department for Education.

Some of the courses that we frequently offer in collaboration with CLEAPSS include:

For a comprehensive list of the courses we can offer, visit the CLEAPSS website .

Two female teachers in a CLEAPPS laboratory session
Several female teachers in a CLEAPPS laboratory session sit around a table
Privacy Settings