Return to Teaching CPD course

Our new online CPD course, Return to Teaching, is designed to help teachers who are returning to the profession or have qualified to teach but have never taught in a state school to enter the classroom with confidence. The course is a short online refresher and induction course for key professional study areas such as safeguarding, SEND and behaviour.

Why choose this course?

This fully online CPD course will provide you with an update on some of the key areas that you should be familiar with in order to be a competent and confident primary or secondary teacher.

The course focuses on six professional study sessions:

  • Assessment without levels
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • British values
  • Data and assessment
  • Professional responsibilities and working as a team
  • Safeguarding
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


These sessions will cover a range of specific areas as well as describing in a broader sense the role of a teacher and their responsibilities for pupils’ learning and progress. The course will explore different teaching approaches, including working with SEND pupils, strategies of assessment and pupil safeguarding. You will also have access to a session on British Values that will explain the key aspects of the latest Department for Education (DfE) guidance.

Your progress will be guided by a Return to Teaching tutor, who will be on hand to help you throughout the course.

Access additional subject sessions

If you are a teacher of Biology, Chemistry, Computing, French, German, Maths, Physics, Primary or Spanish then you will have access to two additional subject specific sessions. These are designed to provide you with a further update on changes to the curriculum in your area, rather than to upgrade subject knowledge.

Course length and outcomes

This fully online course will take you approximately eight weeks to complete, based on you undertaking seven hours of learning per week, although it can be done more quickly if needed. This Return to Teaching course will give you an update on the essential aspects of teaching and working in a school but does not provide you with an accredited qualification or qualify you to teach in a school.

Start your return to teaching today

Start your Tes Institute Return to Teaching course today for £360 (inc. VAT) per person per course.

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  • Sign into your Tes account
  • Follow the card purchase process
  • Start your course