Training

Training

Throughout Cumbria, CDEC is well-known in the education sector for offering high-quality, up-to-date teacher training in and around global learning and global citizenship.

Book your global learning course with CDEC!

Through CPD, Inset teacher training and our group training programme we support teachers, other education practitioners and professionals wishing to embed the global dimension and values-based teaching and learning into their curriculum or organisation. The ultimate aim is to ensure Cumbria is a beacon for global citizenship.

“Great ideas for teaching, resources and where to get them … and enthusiasm for it!”
Teacher from St Mark’s, Kendal on our Fairtrade course

 “Well organised. Great Ideas for activities. Plenty of space for reflection/development of own ideas. Engaging-not just boring PowerPoints. Practical activities for planning/support for linking.”
Will Rodgers from Milburn School


Courses and Other Events Coming Up


CDEC's Compassionate and Restorative Education approach training course

Find out about the course here.


Whole-school CARE course

Get in touch with us here to find out how we can help your whole school develop a Compassionate and Restorative Education environment post Covid-19. 


CARE Open Course for primary school teachers

Join us in this training course in the new year (dates to be confirmed). In addition to this face-to-face training, you will gain access to the valuable CARE Toolkit and invitations to our series of 'In conversation with...'webinars. Book your place here.


CARE course and resources for secondary school SMSC/PSHE/RE teachers

If you are looking for a way for your students to strengthen their skills in well-being and resilience, while rebuilding your school community using the experience of Covid-19?

Book your place to access six pre-planned sessions ideal for non-specialist PSHE/SMSC/RE teachers, the CARE Toolkit and a 45-minute initial face-to-face online training session in November (date to be confirmed), and a 20-minute follow up later on.

Watch this video to learn more about this course and email us to let us know you are interested so we can share with you the next course date when it is announced.



Take a look at our courses and book your whole-school training with CDEC:

Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals to transform our world and our classroom

Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 goals to transform our world and our classroom

How much do you know about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals)? What relevance do they have to your school and community? This course will give you insight into what the goals are and how you can use them within your school setting.

Wild Words in the World: Using the Lost Words resource boxes

Wild Words in the World: Using the Lost Words resource boxes

Find new ways to stimulate thinking and give practical experience of activities that help develop literacy skills in the outdoors using The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

Group Training Programme

Group Training Programme

Our group training offer gives you a chance to book a series of global learning courses at a discounted rate either solely for your whole school or as a group of schools, and receive pre- and post-training support.

Philosophy for Children - a range of course options

Philosophy for Children - a range of course options

Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a teaching methodology that helps develop pupils' critical thinking and enables them to engage with complex and controversial global issues. Have a look at the range of P4C courses we have on offer.

CARE - Compassionate and Restorative Education

CARE - Compassionate and Restorative Education

Gain support for your school's teachers, pupils and communities in a compassionate and restorative educational approach to aid transition, recovery and learning in response to COVID-19.

Global Literacy

Global Literacy

Look at practical ways to enrich the English primary curriculum so that learners develop empathy, respect for diversity and imagination, and to recognise their place in local, national and global communities.

Global Teachers Award - Early Years and KS1

Global Teachers Award - Early Years and KS1

The Global Teachers Award builds your skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into your Early Years setting.

5 Steps to Wellbeing through Global Outdoor experiences

5 Steps to Wellbeing through Global Outdoor experiences

Do you want to use the outdoors and the global context to improve your children’s wellbeing? Learn to develop your outdoor spaces as a powerful medium for improving physical and mental health, and understanding of our interconnectedness.

Leading for the Future

Leading for the Future

What are the links between pupil leadership, learning and global citizenship? This course arms you with a wealth of skills to develop student voice to enable them to become young global leaders.

Global Maths

Global Maths

Use real and relevant examples to enrich your maths teaching and help children learn about global issues at the same time.

British Values, Migration and Global Learning

British Values, Migration and Global Learning

Develop ways in which you can offer your pupils a range of different perspectives and question the assumptions behind them, including what it is to be 'British', and the issues around migration, refugees and community.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme, developed and funded by the British Council and DfID, aims to connect schools in the UK with others in specific countries around the world.

Delivering SMSC through global learning: Addressing the 2019 Ofsted framework

Delivering SMSC through global learning: Addressing the 2019 Ofsted framework

Discover what Ofsted are looking for, what evidence you need to collect, and think about the impact of your current teaching and learning regarding SMSC.

Embedding Global Learning: inspirational ideas for teaching the global dimension

Embedding Global Learning: inspirational ideas for teaching the global dimension

Start exploring global learning and understand its importance in terms of pupil learning, while gaining confidence to embed global learning into your day-to-day practice.

Global Teachers Award - KS2

Global Teachers Award - KS2

The Global Teachers Award builds your skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and active global citizenship into your school.

Thinking of Linking

Thinking of Linking

This is a ‘must do’ session if your school is considering how to get the most out of an international school link.

The Global Outdoor Classroom

The Global Outdoor Classroom

Improve your own skills so you can make the most of your school's outdoor space as a powerful medium for global learning.

Building understanding of terrorism and extremism through P4C enquiry

Building understanding of terrorism and extremism through P4C enquiry

Learn how to use Philosophy for Children (P4C) to help children develop critical thinking in relation to extremism and terrorism.

Forest Schools Revisited

Forest Schools Revisited

If you’ve had forest school training in the past and want to brush up your skills, with a global twist, book your place on this course!

Where next for Fairtrade in your school?

Where next for Fairtrade in your school?

Join this practical and lively workshop to help get Fairtrade started at your school (or even to refresh and reinvigorate the topic for you, your fellow teachers, and pupils).

Global Science

Global Science

Explore ways to integrate the global dimension into science activities focused around topics such as food, water, energy, sustainable use of resources, sustainable ecosystems, climate change and health and disease.

Hidden Stories Shared Lives: Using migrants' stories to build our schools as communities of welcome

Hidden Stories Shared Lives: Using migrants' stories to build our schools as communities of welcome

Explore the real-life stories of Cumbrians who've moved here from outside the UK through engaging and contemporary mixed-media resources, and learn how to use them to help your pupils gain insight into migration.

Storytelling for a digital age: tried and tested resources to improve literacy and oracy skills

Storytelling for a digital age: tried and tested resources to improve literacy and oracy skills

Experience tried and tested learning and resources from our Sankofa transnational storytelling project; an experience that has combined traditional storytelling techniques with digital technologies.

Global Teachers Award - online course

Global Teachers Award - online course

The Global Teachers Award builds your skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and active global citizenship into your school.


Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

We are also local advisers to the British Council and DfID's Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, for which we are also official suppliers of training, including the Global Teachers Award. Find out more about how you can get involved.


Continuing Professional Development and Inset teacher training

Whether you are looking for a twilight Inset session after school, a whole-day course for your organisation or an open course for one or two colleagues to attend to further their expertise, we are confident that we will be able to help you find what you need to support your staff. Find out more about the open courses we are running and book your place today!


Support to embed practice throughout your organisation

We aim through these training sessions to support you to embedding practice and methodologies throughout the school curriculum and organisation culture.

Here at CDEC, we pride ourselves in being able to adapt to your school's needs. We can run any of our courses specifically for your school or organisation or as a group. If you are interested in whole-school training or want to train with other schools and teachers in your area, take a look at and book our Group Training Programme. It offers you an introductory planning meeting, three two-hour courses and a final 'where next' round-up session at a discounted rate.


Whole School Inset

Are you looking for some inspirational training for your staff team? CDEC have very specific experience in training teachers in Cumbrian schools, and arrive at the training session familiar with your school and its values. The trainer's indepth insight into your establishment means that we can tailor the course to meet your needs and those of your teachers.

Do you want to:

  • raise pupil achievement?
  • meet the 2019 Ofsted framework?
  • broaden your curriculum?
  • embed a global learning ethos throughout the school?

Then take a look at these courses in particular and get in touch:

  • The Sustainable Development Goals: Bringing them into the curriculum (more details to come)
  • Developing pupil voice and leadership (more details to come)
  • Embedding Global Learning: Inspirational ideas for teaching the global dimension

Give us a call and book our training!

Get in touch to let us know what you need, how we can tailor a session to more closely meet your requirements and how it will work best for you and your colleagues.

Contact us on 015394 31602 for an informal chat. 


Terms and Conditions

In the event of cancellation ...

  • If you cancel your place on this course within 14 days of the course date, the full delegate’s fee will be payable by you. However, CDEC may offset this amount against fees obtained from anyone who replaces you as a delegate.

  • If you cancel your place before 14 days of the course date, your fee will be refundable, subject to an administration charge of £10.

  • If CDEC (for reasons unconnected to any cancellation by you) has to cancel the course, we will refund your fee to you, or you may prefer to put it towards the fee for an alternative course.

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