At the Institute of Education, we focus on training you to excel in your career. We offer flexible courses to fit in and around your work and life commitments.
PGCert National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination (SENCO)
Do you want to deepen your understanding of teaching and learning for all pupils? The PGCert SENCO is a required qualification for all new Special Educational Needs Coordinators within three years of their appointment.
PGCert in Healthcare Education
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) have formed a unique partnership with the University of Reading’s Institute of Education to offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education (PGCert HE).
Supporting successful learning in schools
Benefit from our primary and secondary online courses developed by a leading expert in education from the University of Reading and online social learning platform FutureLearn.
Teaching Climate and Sustainability in Primary Schools: An Outdoor Learning Approach
Build your confidence teaching climate and sustainability outdoors and develop ideas to implement in your school.
Understanding Multilingual Children’s Language Development
Through this online course, learn more about the research behind multilingual language development and why it is important children have the opportunity to practice their heritage language both at school and at home.
Developing mentoring excellence
A short, intensive course via distance learning that will improve practice and add value for those who mentor others in any profession.
This module is intended to support you with your professional development in a range of mentoring roles, as well as your wider professional practice, and gives you 20 credits against a master’s-level qualification in education.
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