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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.

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.

Meet our experts

Learn in an exciting environment where you'll be challenged and supported to thrive and grow as an individual.

Read our stories

Read about the experiences of our students and the work of our academics.

Our research

Improving education and learning as a route to enhanced self-efficacy, economic well-being and life chances.