Professional Development

Since its inception, Professional Development for Education (PDE) has drawn on a wealth of teaching experience at Bishop Grosseteste University to offer professional development courses to a wide variety of professionals. Our clients include Newly Qualified teachers, Early Years professionals, School Improvement officers, Children's Services professionals and many others.

We are committed to providing a full range of courses, conferences and consultancies for all those who work in education and are interested in developing themselves educationally. Most of our courses can be used to work towards a Masters level qualification. We offer a Certificate and Diploma of Professional Studies in Education and also the MA in Education. These courses are all modular; for further details please click on the links to the left.  

Continuing Professional Development

We offer a variety of short courses for Continuing Professional Development, including Mentoring & Coaching. For more information, cick here.  


A combination of taught sessions and supported workplace-based study allow you to add qualifications to your professional development portfolio while focusing on improving your own work in the setting. Credits are at various levels from undergraduate to postgraduate and can be used towards a variety of professional and postgraduate awards; Level 7 credits can be used towards a PGCert, PGDip and MA in Education.  

MA in Education

The MA programme has been designed to sustain flexible advanced study through school-based and weekend modules. The full course extends over two years, followed by supervised dissertation preparation. The transfer of credits from previous qualifications, including NPQH with an additional commentray, can shorten your route to an MA. For more information, click here.

Bespoke Courses

We can also design a bespoke PG Cert, PG Dip or MA course, tailored to the requirements of your group. For more information, click here.    

Contact us

For details of any of our courses please contact the PDE office on or 01522 583620.

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