International teacher training and development

Combining the best in online and face-to-face learning, we’re helping schools and teachers all over the world to be the best they can be – from trusted support staff and passionate graduates to confident teachers and leaders.

We know that helping your staff to feel equipped and valued is key to realising your vision of excellence in you school. And with quality teachers in high demand in international schools, training and development has never been more important.

Courses to qualify your school staff

Straight to Teaching

Straight to Teaching is a tailor-made professional development programme enabling school staff to meet the English Teachers’ Standards and be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) without leaving their current school.

The programme helps school leaders like you take control of your teacher shortages by up-skilling and retaining trusted school staff, including unqualified teachers and teaching assistants. It makes use of your staff’s existing teaching experience to help you create a qualified teacher workforce.

This international programme is intended for school staff in international schools teaching the English national curriculum who will teach in the English language medium and will be most helpful for those teaching to a British or English based curriculum.

Find out more here.


The International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE) is Masters’ level, fully online learning programme that helps further the careers of education professionals, working outside the UK.

Your staff will undertake a combination of online and interactive study sessions, learning tasks, virtual seminars, work-place and online supported learning. They will be guided by their personal pathway tutor, and supported by their school mentor, who will be a suitable member of your school staff.

Find out more here.

Courses to develop your staffs' knowledge and skills

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) for teachers

Our award-winning Biology, Chemistry, Computing, French, Geography, German, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish SKE programmes are designed to help teachers across the world to update or develop their current subject knowledge and to train to teach other specialist subjects.

Courses are delivered 100% online so that learning can fit around existing school and personal commitments. Each programme is made up of approximately 15 on-demand sessions that have been designed by teachers for teachers to provide relevant and engaging content and lesson ideas.

Continuing Professional Development

Our award-winning online continuing professional development (CPD) courses will help your teachers and school staff to up-skill and become confident in new teaching concepts and key subject areas.

Covering innovative teaching techniques, practices and resources, these flexible, 100% online CPD courses encourage peer-to-peer learning and allow teachers to fit CPD around their existing school and personal commitments. We’ve partnered with the best educators and institutions so that teachers can learn from high quality tutors, but the most important learning happens in discussions with the other teachers on the course.

If you are looking to buy multiple CPD courses for your teachers click here, or  browse our full range of CPD courses here.

NQT Induction

Our Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) induction programme is designed to guide you and your NQTs through induction to meet the English Teachers’ Standards and other statutory requirements. The package is designed to complement the personalised NQT induction plan that you develop for your new teachers and gives you access to a specially designed electronic platform called NQT Manager. Your teachers may also be able to access some additional CPD courses that will help to develop their teaching skills and knowledge. 

The induction period is designed to bridge the gap between initial teacher training and a career in teaching. It combines a personalised programme of development, support, monitoring and assessment against the English Teacher’s Standards that should equip the NQT with the tools to become an effective and successful teacher.

Tailor-made teacher training and development

Learn by Tes Institute 

You can now build your own teacher training and development programme using our brand new online platform, Learn. It provides international schools with access to our high quality, current, online sessions for blended use within their own teacher training and development courses.

Choose from 400 high quality online learning sessions that best meet the requirements of your school and the needs of your learners, building a flexible online and blended professional development programme that is tailor-made for you.

Your next steps

For more information on any of the above programmes please click 'Get advice' and submit your contact details for a member of our experienced team to contact you to discuss how Tes Institute can help you.

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International Qualifications

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