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National PSHE CPD Programme

University Accredited PSHE CPD – 3 Day Tutor-led Training and Supported Self-study

New Government legislation (2018) requires ALL schools to teach Relationships Education/Relationships & Sex Education and Health Education by September 2020. The National PSHE CPD Programme will lead participants through the areas necessary to have a confident, accurate and up-to-date knowledge, appreciation and understanding of PSHE along with associated research, guidance and pedagogy.

The National PSHE CPD Programme, accredited by the University of Roehampton, combines practical activities, theory and independent study in order to provide the very best PSHE developmental training.  More than 10,000 teachers and other professionals from across the country have benefitted from taking part.


Definition of PSHE

Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is a planned programme of learning opportunities and experiences that help young people grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities.

PSHE addresses skills including communication, assertion, reflection, managing emotions and assessing risk.  It also considers the specialist areas of Drug Education, Relationships and Sex Education, Staying Safe, Financial capability and Emotional, Mental Health & Wellbeing - making a huge contribution to the Behaviour and Safety and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of children and young people.


Benefits of the Programme

This comprehensive training provides a valuable opportunity for teachers, community nurses and other professionals to develop their knowledge, understanding, teaching and learning skills in the delivery of PSHE within schools and other settings.


The National PSHE CPD Programme will;

• support positive mental health

• help address safeguarding including child sexual exploitation, radicalisation, and FGM

• provide accredited recognition for individuals

• improve competence and confidence in delivering PSHE

• raise the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in PSHE

• inspire positive change within the PSHE curriculum

• effectively support children and young people to deal with life’s challenges

• encourage best practice.


The programme explores areas surrounding:

•  the theory and concepts underpinning PSHE and its specialist areas, including Relationships Education/RSE

•  guidance and appropriate laws which support and impact upon PSHE

•  assessment and evaluation of PSHE

•  being an effective practitioner

•  inclusion and equalities

•  values

•  normative education and data


Key features of this programme

PSHE is a specialist area of the curriculum dealing with complex and sensitive issues. The National PSHE CPD Programme has been developed by subject experts and is based upon effective practice and subject pedagogy as highlighted through DfE, Ofsted, Healthy Schools and related literature and research. This Programme’s accreditation, through the University of Roehampton, is testimony to the thorough approach which places participants at its heart.

Ofsted have highlighted this programme as providing some of the best CPD.


Overview of course

The programme provides a comprehensive three-day training programme delivered at levels 4, 5 and 6 (HE1, 2 and 3) and accredited at 30 credits through the University of Roehampton. Participants will also have access to the University’s extranet site ‘Moodle’. Each session has specific learning outcomes and activities along with guided self-study.

All participants are required to submit an assignment to support their developmental learning journey, along with a reflective lesson plan, a lesson observation and an ‘extract’ from a PSHE scheme of learning.  The length of the assignment will depend on the level chosen for study:  3,000 words at Level 4, 3,250 at Level 5 and 3,500 at Level 6.


Who should attend

Our programme is aimed at teachers, HLTAs, community nurses, police officers, teaching assistants, youth workers, fire and safety officers and other professionals delivering and supporting PSHE in schools and other settings.

Suitable candidates will already be contributing to a sustained programme of PSHE for children or young people in a school or other setting. Teachers and nurses will automatically study at Level 6 (HE3); all other candidates can study at Level 4 or Level 5 – it is suggested that you discuss your study level prior to registering on the course.


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Courses are available throughout the UK including Surrey, London, Essex, Stockport, Devon, Leeds, Darlington, NE Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, Liverpool, North Yorkshire

Contact us for more information

National PSHE CPD Programme Events

  • London Programme : 18T/14118 The Wesley Hotel, NW1 2EZ
    Session 1 - 18th Jan 19 Session 2 - 15th Mar 19 Session 3 - 14th June 19
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  • Surrey Programme: 18T/14119 Leatherhead
    Session 1 - 16th Nov 18 Session 2 - 25th Jan 19 Session 3 - 22nd Mar 19
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  • Essex Programme : 18T/14443
    Session 1 - 23rd Jan 19 Session 2 - 19th Mar 19 Session 3 - 5th June 19


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“After the first day on the course I went back to school with many ideas and put them forward to my headteacher and she wanted to implement them all. This has continued as more and more whole school actions have been developed. The National PSHE CPD Programme has completely changed the way PSHE is now considered within our school. It has given me the confidence to believe in my own skills and provided me with a knowledge base which I can share with colleagues. Our school has benefitted so much from me completing the course and I don't think we would be in such a good position had I not attended it.

We now have a solid PSHE curriculum that is taught and monitored consistently, an SMSC ethos throughout the school that is explicit and a cohort of children that are being prepared for the real world and challenges that they will face.”

(PSHE Lead and Class Teacher, Manor Primary School, Reading)

Feedback from PSHE Lead and Class Teacher, Manor Primary School, Reading

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