Introduction to PSHE Education

Free online course for Trainee Teachers. Learn the PSHE education best practice principles and how to plan and teach your own lessons with confidence.

Student teacher
By the end of this course you'll have a good understanding of PSHE education and the confidence to deliver safe and effective PSHE lessons.
Sarah Gabbett Subject Specialist
Sarah Gabbett
Subject specialist

Available exclusively to trainee teachers... 

Taking place on our new online learning platform, this free, asynchronous course has been designed specifically for trainee teachers. Complete a series of engaging units, manage your own learning and take the course at your own pace.

Click "enroll" and sign up for a free account to begin. 

About the course

PSHE education is the school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. Most elements of PSHE education are now compulsory in England.

When taught well, PSHE can have a big impact on individuals and society, but there are some basic principles to learn before you step into the classroom.

By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Recognise the importance of PSHE education and the statutory requirements for RSHE in England
  • Understand core evidence-based principles of safe and effective PSHE education
  • Design your own PSHE lessons in line with safe and effective practice
  • Adapt your PSHE lessons, according to the needs of your pupils

Upon completion of the course, you'll have the option to complete an assessment and — If successful — gain a certificate of completion to take back to your training provider.

Are you working towards our Certificate of Professional Development?

Completing this course is the next (mandatory) step after watching our introductory video and getting your course tutor/mentor involved. 


Please note: this course is only available for trainee teachers and ECTs. If you are not a trainee teacher, please visit our training and events page to find out about other CPD we offer.