Why train with Cambridge Education For Life?

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

Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)

The CIDTL is developed by the Cambridge Assessment International Education, a department 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.

Course Structure

The CIDTL 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:
Assessment is carried out through a portfolio of evidence, examined by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). 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 CAIE. 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.

Course Objective

CIDTL is designed to encourage and recognise 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.

Course Details

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Course Requirement

Candidates should ideally:
  • Be a full/part time teacher teaching in an educational institution such as school, college, university, or adult training center.
  • Teach in their current school over a full academic year, for a minimum of 24 weeks and with at least 6 hours per week.
  • Have at least a CEFR- Upper Intermediate (B2) level of proficiency in English/IELTS band of at least 5.5/ or MUET band of 4.
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Testimonials from CIE

  • I decided to enrol for the course to further enhance my career in teaching. The course helped me in preparing well for my lessons and made me more professional in dealing with my students.
    Tetiana Shakalo
  • I chose to enrol in this professional development course mainly to enhance my teaching practices used in the classroom. I find that throughout the preparation of this course, it has helped me to improve and gauge the learners better.
    Ong May Ling
  • Though I've had many years of teaching experience, I feel that I need to explore the teaching and learning approaches so that more effective teaching and learning experience occur in the classroom. Now, I know how to apply theories of learning such as behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism to ensure my students acquire, retain and recall information better. Prior to the CEFL course, I could not differentiate between pedagogy and methodology. Now I understand that methodology simply means the methods in which a teacher will get information and material across to his or her students. Pedagogy is a discipline that deals with the theory and practice of education. The most important thing I have learnt from this course is self-discipline and perseverance. This enabled me to be consistent in completing my self-study and not giving up.
    Lee Eng Hoe
  • CEFL was my first choice because of its profesionalism and track record. And I'm absolutely glad I chose CEFL because I completed the course successfully and quickly, thanks to the experienced and supportive tutor and centre staff. The course has not only opened doors to professional opportunities but also redefined my understanding and approach to teaching and learning.
    Khaw Aun Nee
  • The Course is helpful for me to understand how I can prepare engaging lessons for my students and what engaging lessons would encompass. I have learnt a lot about the different areas I need to consider to ensure that my students are learning. This includes planning, researching into the use of technology to help my students learn better. Through this programme, I also learnt the importance of reflection and to look at areas that I can improve. The lecturers in CEFL are professional and very helpful. They also understood the requirements of the course very well and were able to provide valuable advice on how we can improve. They were very supportive and responded to our queries in a timely manner.
    Chia Bee Yong

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