Upskill with CPD on of our most popular CPD courses, the Trinity CertPT (Practising Teacher) course

If you want to upskill with CPD, why not do it quickly and conveniently? In this digital age, when you have many training companies to choose from, it is reassuring to know that EBC provides much more than just training courses:

  1. Our Trinity College CertPT courses are CPD accredited, ensuring that you get the best training for your budget.
  2. You get The Trinity College CertPT certificate after your work gets externally moderated. We will send your certificate to your specified address anywhere in the world at no extra cost to you.
  3. Our CertPT courses are both challenging and fun. We write our training courses from our trainees perspective, ensuring that they are always instructional, engaging, and interactive.
  4. You won’t run out of time completing our CertPT courses.
  5. We design our courses around your busy schedule.
  6. The CertPT courses can be accessed continuously, allowing our trainees to finish them on time.
  7. Our platform is robust and secure. All our courses are delivered using Moodle – the leading online eLearning platform. Our leading-edge platform means that EBC doesn’t suffer like other course platforms.
  8. We developed our CertPT courses for you to be successful. However, to remain successful as a teacher, you need continuous development. This starts with induction but should continue with further development on various teaching issues. Each task is supported by a constant assessment and externally moderated at the end of the course.

What are the benefits of distance learning CPD courses?

The prevalence of distance learning providers makes CPD courses more accessible too. It also solves the problem of being in two places at once. In addition, because study can happen around teaching hours, you don’t have to find cover for your lessons or any other headaches that a day out of school brings.

What is CPD, and why do you need to do it?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development; this is an activity and lifelong process of continually bettering your knowledge base and skillset. It is now common for teachers to upskill with CPD because CPD enables professional development throughout their teaching career.

Contrary to belief, the CPD activities you participate in and study aren’t restricted to formal educational qualifications such as secondary education examinations. CPD is a way to continually update your skillset based on your career and what you want to improve. You have CPD in the Trinity College CertPT courses as a practising teacher. Therefore, CPD opens a wealth of specialist areas that you can study and partake in to broaden your professional expertise.

What counts towards my Continuing Professional Development?

Studying a course or taking part in an activity that is CPD certified will count towards your Continuing Professional Development hours. For example, taking a Level 6 CertPT course would enhance your skillset and count towards your CPD hours if you want to update and modernise your English teaching skills.

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You can upskill with CPD by taking a Trinity CertPT CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in Business EnglishCommunicative Language Teaching (CLT)Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and Teaching English online.

Why should I do CPD?

Ensuring that you take part in Continuing Professional Development is a vital thing to do. You show your school or your employer that not only are you a dedicated individual but that you are keen on progressing and getting better at every opportunity.

Where can I start with CPD?

EBC Trinity College CertPT is pleased to offer our CertPT CLIL, CertPT Business English, CertPT CLT and CertPT Online Teaching. All our courses are studied online from the comfort of your own home and come with full tutor support to ensure you’re getting the most out of your studies.

In summary, why is the Trinity College CertPT as a CPD course vital to us as practising teachers?

The first thing that comes to mind is increased confidence after you upskill with CPD.

Strange as it may seem, confidence is probably every bit as important as subject knowledge in the big scheme of things. So, why is confidence so crucial? How can you become a more confident teacher?

There is certainly more to being a confident teacher than just what goes on in the classroom. Teachers should already have a bit of a head-start in the confidence stakes anyway.

Anyone considering standing in front of 30 eight-year-olds or sixteen-year-olds as a career choice must already have a fraction of confidence! Anybody who got themselves through teacher training successfully will have steadily grown in confidence.

At the very least, an NQT (newly qualified teacher) should be starting from a solid confidence base. However, we all know that confidence is not a constant in life.

The confidence lifecycle

We can grow in confidence, sure. But we can lose confidence too.

When that happens, it can drain away very quickly – and it can be tough to replace. Yet, as teachers, we know how vital confidence and self-belief is with the students we teach.

For a student, confidence and self-belief cannot wholly replace a lack of ability. Still, they can go a long way in compensating for it. On the flip- side, a student who lacks confidence is likely to struggle.

At worst, lacking confidence can be crippling and destructive for a student. We know this.

Confidence in the classroom

But confidence is as crucial to us as teachers as our students. Confidence in the classroom and being in front of students is a teacher’s bread and butter.

  1. The teacher has to command that space.
  2. The teacher has to be in charge.
  3. The teacher has to be the captain that plots the course, makes decisions and motivates the team of students.
  4. The teacher is the rock.

To be all of those things, the teacher needs confidence! So one of the critical challenges of teacher training is to appear supremely confident even if you are dying inside of fright and fear! Of course, success breeds confidence, so the first time you have won in the classroom (big or little), it gives you the confidence to do it again. But the need to appear confident – even in situations when you are not confident at all – is a skill that needs to grow throughout your teaching career.

You can never afford to lose it. Few teachers are fortunate enough to teach students who lap up everything they say every day.

Defend and maintain your confidence

For most of us, it’s a constant challenge.

After all, our students can be a challenging audience.

For example, children are wired to sniff out weakness.

If they smell it, they smell blood.

The teacher cannot let that happen. Confidence is the key. Confidence is much more than something you need to remain in control of a class. It is much, much more than an essential part of classroom management.

Confidence is about daring to be different – to take risks – not all the time (obviously). Still, a willingness to try new things in the classroom, experiment, and be creative stems from confidence.

Confidence is about being prepared to say no every once in a while. Confidence is diplomatically saying no to the school director asking you to take on too much. Confidence is when you tell yourself that spending 24 hours of your Sunday for marking is a No-no. On Monday morning, you are more effective by being relaxed, unstressed, and rested.

Confidence is about giving yourself some “me time”. Confidence is also about cutting yourself some slack.

Reflect on your teaching and learn from mistakes

Mistakes are an essential part of being human. Without mistakes, we would never learn or progress. Therefore, reflecting on your teaching is crucial. Continually wanting to develop and learn maximises confidence.

However, accepting that you will get things wrong from time to time and have lessons go wrong is equally important. So learn from mistakes and disappointments, but don’t let them crush you.

Get started today!

Start upskilling with CPD by taking a Trinity CertPT CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in Business EnglishCommunicative Language Teaching (CLT)Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), and Teaching English online.