Professional Development Framework

Develop the basic understanding and skills you'll need to teach PSHE effectively and gain our Certificate of Professional Development in PSHE Education.

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Designed to be used in partnership with your university tutor or school-based mentor, our Framework will help you develop the basic understanding and skills you'll need to teach PSHE effectively.

We will award all successful participants the Certificate of Professional Development in PSHE Education for Trainees and Early Career Teachers via your ITE provider or school mentor.

Why should I complete the Framework?

Teachers are often required to deliver PSHE in their first teaching post and most will have to teach PSHE education at some point in their careers.

Achieving this certificate helps to demonstrate your understanding and experience of safe practice in PSHE education. It will also contribute to your professional practice and enrich application for future roles.

How does it work?

You’ll need to evidence your experience and understanding against criteria set out in the documents below. Your tutor or school-based mentor can work through the process with you and assess how well you meet these criteria.

Instructions for tutors and mentors

Download our guidance using the button at the top of the page for details on the standard we expect from submissions. You can also use this guidance to inform how best to cover PSHE in teacher training.

Find out more about membership and CPD options for Trainee and Early Career Teachers (ECTs) as well as help and support for ITT providers.
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