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Professional Development

The School of Teacher Education supports teachers and leaders across all stages of their career development. We have a strong tradition of partnership with our schools and education partners ensuring we offer the right programmes and CPD events to meet the needs of the profession.

We work with individuals and organisations to offer a range of high quality professional learning and development opportunities.

Depending on the stage of your professional journey, we will have a course or CPD event to support your career development, enhancing your professional or academic profile.

Early Career Teachers

The Faculty of Education at Liverpool Hope University offers all NQTs and RQTs the opportunity to engage in a support programme that will help you to update your knowledge, skills and ability in key areas that are essential in becoming an effective and competent teaching practitioner. Even if you have not secured a teaching position as yet, you will have access to a range of conferences, twilight sessions, online resources and tutor support. Please view our NQT / RQT page for further information.

We also offer a bridging module Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers (30 Credits) onto our Masters programme MA/MEd Professional Practice which is free for Hope Alumni


Middle Leaders /Senior Leaders

Working with NPQ providers we have designed a Masters programme MA/MEd Leading in Education which recognises the value of the NPQM and NPQSL and allows those who have achieved the qualification to apply the learning to the first 30 credit module.

Alternatively if you have a PGCE within the last 10 years you may be eligible to APCL (Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning) these 60 credits against the first two modules of the programme.


Working with NPQ providers we have designed a Masters programme MA/MEd Leading in Education which recognises the value of the work undertaken to complete the NPQH and allows those who have successfully completed the programme to apply the learning to the first 60 credit block of the masters programme.

Executive Headteachers

Working with the Business school we have created a bespoke MBA (Educational Leadership) which builds on the NPQEL programme and broadens the executive leaders knowledge of the business world to enhance their own professional expertise.

Masters in Leading for Advantage

We are currently working with groups of schools and alliances who work in areas of deprivation and disadvantage to improve outcomes for their pupils . We are currently running a new Masters Leading for Advantage which has been co-designed with school leaders who are succeeding in challenging schools. For further information please contact the CPD team.


We hold regular mentor development days organised via the ITE partnership team for all of our mentors. Additionally we are offering a PGCE certificate in Advanced  Mentoring and Coaching for those who wish to gain credits towards a full masters. Those not wishing to can follow the certificated route.   

Induction tutors

We run an annual conference to support those who are looking after the NQTs in their schools. For more details contact the CPD team.


We run a successful SENCO award programme which leads to a PG Cert SENCO or can be part of a full Masters in Special Needs

Subject and Pedagogic Professional Development

The CPD team run a series of programmes across the year to support a range of subject and other school priority areas. Please visit the CPD page for more details.