Please note: in light of COVID-19 precautions, all face to face courses are suspended until further notice. Details of online learning events can be found here.

The NEU believes that you should have access to CPD at every stage of your career, no matter what role, sector or phase you work in. Regularly updating knowledge and skills can help you remain competent, effective and innovative in your role. When your practice has these qualities, you are more likely to feel inspired, inspire others and teach effectively, thus enabling your learners to achieve their best. Our national CPD programme offers courses designed to meet your needs and help you develop your practice and cope with the demands of your job. Courses are offered at a highly subsidised rate for NEU members and are held at easily accessible locations and venues throughout the country.  All courses are delivered by experts in their field.

Accessing professional development is an important part of being an education professional and you should ask for support from your employer to attend the course, not just for the time spent away from the workplace but also in the form of travel costs, reimbursement and payment for your place. The NEU’s national CPD programme is heavily subsidised for members with an average discount of up to 70%. To take advantage of this and one of the many other benefits of NEU membership then join here. 

Online learning events

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    Open University online courses

    The NEU have partnered with the Open University to provide a variety of courses specifically selected for all NEU members.

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    Rethinking behaviour plus pilot webinar

    NEU National CPD is piloting a new type of interactive webinar which follows on from the Rethinking Behaviour webinars and you do not need to have attended previous webinars to attend.

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    Coronavirus wellbeing webinar

    This is a worrying time. The coronavirus pandemic doesn’t just impact on physical health; mental health can be affected too. To help you explore some of the wellbeing issues you maybe experiencing an NEU professional development webinar has been developed.

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    Mental wellbeing in children and young people

    The NEU has partnered with EduCare a leading online training organisation for the education sector to offer a limited number of fully funded places for NEU members on their mental wellbeing in children and young people online course .

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    NASEN webinars

    NEU has partnered with NASEN (National Association for Special Educational Needs) to produce a series of webinars looking at small group interventions.

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    Girls on board

    Girls on Board is an approach to help girls between the ages of 7 and 18 navigate the often troubled waters of friendship problems. Through this online course you will learn the principles and techniques of this innovative approach.

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    Working memory masterclass

    This master class looks at the three types of memory: short term, long term and working memory.

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    Reading – SEND masterclass

    The course will suggest individual and classroom strategies to increase independence in the reader to record information they read and to memorise it.

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    Ways into Shakespeare - Macbeth

    Led by a Globe Education Practitioner this CPD day will take you through a range of practical activities and techniques to inspire and develop the teaching of Shakespeare plays to enhance classroom practice. Participants will work on active approaches to scene study, language, verse, character and themes.

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    Resilience and mental health

    This course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.

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    Introduction to Mantle of the Expert

    Through a series of practical workshops, attendees will be involved in a number of Mantle of the Expert contexts, exploring the approach from the inside and then analysing and discussing its practical applications for real-world classroom learning.

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    Introduction to Mental Health

    This multi disciplinary course will enable you to consider how you can promote the mental health and wellbeing of the children and young people you work with.

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    Ways into Shakespeare

    Ways into Shakespeare is a series of courses run by Shakespeare’s Globe in partnership with the National Education Union.

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    Transactional analysis

    The course is divided into two parts allowing participants to try techniques and ideas back in the classroom and then reflect on their practice.