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Browse our range of teacher training and CPD courses for teachers and schools. Find out how Tes Institute can help you develop your teaching career.

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Assessment Only route

Our Assessment Only route enables you to be independently assessed against the English Teachers’ Standards and gain qualified teacher status (QTS) within 12 weeks, without leaving your current school.

Better Voice for Teachers Part One and Two

Better Voice for Teachers is a dynamic, easy-to-follow online course specially designed to enhance the capabilities of your voice when teaching.

Education for Sustainable Development

We've partnered with WWF – the world’s leading independent conservation organisation – to create this free course for primary leaders and teachers who want to embrace environmental sustainability and explore how they can develop a whole school approach to education for sustainable development (ESD).

Effective Use Of Teaching Assistants

Hundreds of thousands of teaching assistants are employed throughout the UK. Yet, they are often deployed in such a way that their job becomes difficult to do. Frequently they are excluded from training and not prepared as well as they could be.

Embedding Employability Skills In The Curriculum

We’ve partnered with LifeSkills to create a course to help you raise the confidence, aspirations and motivations of young people making the move from education into work.

Growth Mindsets

Unlock one of the most powerful and transformational teaching approaches with teacher, trainer and author Mike Gershon, and re-shape the way your students think and feel about learning.

High Quality Teaching CPD

In this online professional development course, popular classroom teacher, Mike Gershon, offers practical advice on techniques designed to teach any educator how to be a high quality teacher.

International Assessment Only route

Our International Assessment Only route enables you to be independently assessed against the Department for Education (DfE) Teachers’ Standards and gain qualified teacher status (QTS) within 12 weeks, without leaving your current school.

International Teaching Practice

Our International Teaching Practice programme will help you to develop essential skills and knowledge for teaching in an international school.


Our International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) is a Masters’ level, fully online learning programme that will help you to upskill and take the next step in your international teaching career.

Lessons in Behaviour Management

Tackle classroom disruption and create high-quality learning environments with our behaviour management CPD course designed by Tom Bennett, the government advisor on classroom behaviour.

Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Our Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programme is a nationally recognised, work-based route into teaching. Offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees and the opportunity to earn while you learn.

School Direct

Tes Institute is a designated SCITT, accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver initial teacher training (ITT). We work in partnership with a number of schools in Essex, Greater London and Kent to deliver our School Direct programme.

Straight to Teaching

Our Straight to Teaching programme will prepare you for qualified teacher status (QTS) assessment via our Assessment Only route while you continue to work at your current school. It’s a high quality, low-cost route to becoming a qualified teacher that’s personalised to you and your school.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Our 100% online Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses will prepare you for your initial teacher training by helping you to gain the depth of subject knowledge and skills you need to be able to teach your chosen subject.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement For Teachers

Our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) for teachers programme will help you to update or develop your current subject knowledge or train to teach another specialist subject.

Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship

Our Level 3 Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship will provide you with the pedagogy and expert support you need to effectively carry out your role as a teaching assistant in a mainstream or specialist setting, and improve pupil achievement.

Teaching The New Science Curriculum: Physics

You’ll explore practical ways to teach physics, learn activities to use in the classroom and discover the means and methods to inspire their students.

Tomorrow’s Teachers

Launched in September 2019, tomorrow’s teachers aims to help relieve the recruitment pressure on schools. The goal is to create a national movement that helps schools like yours to identify potential teachers from among their pupils.