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CDEC is a small but beautiful organisation that offers fantastic global citizenship training and support to schools, communities and other organisations in Cumbria. We also work with local education decision-makers to promote and advocate global learning. 

Scroll down to find out more about what we’ve been up to as well as our up-and-coming events!


Schools: You need to spend your GLP e-credits by the end of term so book your courses now!

The deadline to spend your GLP e-credits and book your global learning CPD with CDEC is fast approaching!

You need to book your courses to spend your GLP e-credits by 29 March.

So what options do you have:

  • Book your teachers onto one of our open courses that will be running at different locations around the county – from £40 per person.
  • Book a whole school twilight session, where we will come to you and deliver a course that will help your school’s teachers develop their global learning skills – from £250 per course.
  • Book a School Visit and one of our experts will visit your school to see how you can take your school’s global learning journey further for the benefit of both your children and your teachers – £200 per visit (extra e-credits are available for this if you’ve already spent all your other e-credits).

Want to book? Give us a call on 015394 31602 or email

Please also remember that by spending your GLP e-credits with CDEC, you are also supporting CDEC and our aim for Cumbria to be a beacon of global learning! Thank you!


The Big Global Learning Conference keeps Cumbria’s Beacon of Global Citizenship ablaze

Advocates of global citizenship from around Cumbria came together on Monday (5 March) to celebrate and extend global learning in Cumbria’s schools. And a fantastic and productive day was had by both the teachers and school children.

Over 50 teachers from 35 schools and over 40 children from 13 of the region’s primary schools came together at Rheged to share best practice and learn new skill and approaches to global learning.

Read more…


Book on to our Forest Schools Revisited twilight open course

If you would like to extend and deepen learning for children in their forest school experiences, book your place!

We will be exploring how global perspectives can enrich activities and also bring you plenty of new ones! There will also be opportunity to rethink the values and philosophy underlying your practice.

When and where?
April tbc 3.45 – 5.45 at Dean Barwick Primary School, Witherslack
April tbc, 3.45 – 5.45 at a venue in the north of Cumbria tbc



Additional funds available for training

Extra e-credits (at least £500) are available for schools signed up with the Global Learning Programme!

Schools participating in the Global Learning Programme are now eligible for extra e-credits, even if you have already used existing credits.

You can spend the extra credits on the twilight CPD courses that we offer – have a look at our up and coming courses and find out more about how to request additional e-credits.

Courses must be booked by March 29th and attended by June 1st, 2018.


What we’re all about!

Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) has been working since 1984 to inspire schools and local communities in Cumbria to engage with, understand and take responsibility for the world in which we all live and contribute to making it a fair and sustainable place. Read more

CDEC also offers a membership service to schools and, in return, schools can access our vast library of resource boxes and receive discounts on our range of CPD courses. We offer both

DEC also offers a membership service to schools and, in return, schools can access our vast library of resource boxes and receive discounts on our range of CPD courses. We offer both open courses and those that are tailored to the individual school. The tutors help teachers understand global learning and how they can implement this into the curriculum, with insight and practical activities.

CDEC is a member of the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CoDEC), a network of around 20 development education centres across England. Through our work on EU-funded programmes we are also an active participant in an extensive European global education network.