Why train with Cambridge Education For Life?

As a Cambridge International Centre for the Cambridge Assessment International Education, Cambridge Education For Life (Cam Edu) has been conducting a tutorial programme since 2002, which leads to the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education. To date, Cam Edu has prepared more than 30 cohorts for the Diploma.

Cam Edu delivers top quality teacher training to schools and colleges as well as individual teachers and newcomers to the field looking for a career change. The first candidate in the world to gain Distinction in all four modules of the CIDTT graduated from Cam Edu in August 2003. To date, we have successfully recruited and trained over 300 candidates of whom many received distinctions in each module.

Backed by an uncompromising commitment to maintaining the highest standards of reliability and integrity, Cam Edu is well placed to help you in your quest for teaching skills and in securing a prestigious and internationally recognised qualification that will prove advantageous for your career development and success.

As of January 2015, CIE has come up with a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme; the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching & Learning (CIDTL) to replace the CIDTT.

What is the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)?

The CIDTL is developed by the Cambridge Assessment International Education, a division of Cambridge Assessment – formerly known as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). It is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice, and enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

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Who is it for?

The Diploma is for practising teachers. It focuses on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the key aspects of teaching and learning. They are inclusive and relevant to all teaching and learning contexts: from primary and secondary general education, to vocational education and training, to further adult and higher education.

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What will it do for you?

It will help teachers to explore and apply new ideas in their own context, integrate new approaches in their own practice, and demonstrate their professional development as reflective practitioners.

What is the duration?

Tutorials are held on weekends over a period of 3-4 months.

When are the intakes?

January/February and June/July.

What does the CIDTL involve?

CIDTL is designed to encourage and recognize attributes contributing to excellent teaching. It is also designed to provide for professional development. It involves a spiral of professional learning – each stage is a cycle of pragmatic learning and reflective practice following on from the previous cycle and leading on to the next. Areas of learning are revisited systematically within the programme so that teachers can engage in lessons in more depth and acquire related knowledge and skills.

It consists of a broad balance of activities, appropriate to the needs and circumstances of teachers and their organisation(s).

The course comprises three modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Exploring teaching and learning
  • Module 2: Teaching and Learning in Action
  • Module 3: Developing professional practice

How is the CIDTL assessed?

Assessment is carried out through a portfolio of evidence, examined by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). In their portfolio, teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of their own work, from a variety of sources.

Each assignment is externally assessed by CIE. Candidates will be certificated for each module. Each assignment module is graded as Distinction, Pass or Fail.

To achieve a full Diploma, all module assignments must be successfully completed.

To achieve a Distinction in the Diploma, a candidate must achieve distinctions in at least two modules.

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Testimonials from CIE

  • I am very grateful to have completed this course - the Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and learning. Throughout the journey, I came across many different concepts that I was not familiar with previously in my teaching career such as differentiation, formative assessment, active learning and learning styles. I came to learn about the various teaching methods to enhance my learners' learning. I also had the experience of going into my fellow colleagues' classes and vice versa. We have both reflected on what was good and improved on what could have been improved. I am now better equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills. I am more confident of what I do in the classroom. This course enables me to carry out coherent and effective lessons by applying both active learning and differentiation methods in my classroom. Moreover, I can assess my students effectively too. I am glad I actually signed up for it and I am proud to have completed it successfully too. - Teacher, Nobel International School
  • Although I had been teaching in varying capacities for 16 years prior to beginning this course the 'Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning' experience has definitely had a positive impact on my teaching practice. It has encouraged me to be a more reflective teacher, something that can be a difficult skill to develop in this fast moving profession. Taking time to look at my strong and weak areas and challenging myself to take risks now and again have definitely been nurtured throughout this course and I have become a far more confident teacher because of this. My increased awareness of a learner centred teaching style and the various theories behind it have enabled me to have a stronger understanding of why this approach is so successful. The course does involve a lot of hard work and dedication but the benefits to your approach to teaching will continue throughout the rest of your teaching career. - Teacher, The International School @ ParkCity
  • I learned to effectively use suitable formative assessment methods to support and monitor my learners' learning.
  • Your centre has been very supportive in assisting me to complete all the assignments. Thank you, CEFL.

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