Cambridge PDQ – CIDTL
Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications
Cambridge PDQs are internationally recognized as a mark of excellence and bring accreditation to teachers, trainers, leaders, and their organizations.
Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning (CICTL) and Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching & Learning (CIDTL) are offered by Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), UK and is a dynamic professional teacher-development program, designed to incorporate international best practices in Education.
Candidates will be able to
- Develop their professional thinking and practice.
- Enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
- Understand the principles of learning and teaching.
- Relate critically to their own practice.
- Develop their personal ‘reflective practice’ skills.
Candidates need to provide evidence of their:
- Learning – Acquired knowledge, skills and understanding.
- Practice − Actual teaching practice
- Reflection − Analyze, Synthesize and Evaluate experiences to develop their future professional practice.
These qualifications are specially designed for educators who wish to enhance their career prospects in India and abroad.
Whom is CICTL / CIDTL for?
These qualifications would benefit anyone in a teaching role. It is relevant to all teaching-learning contexts. It is ideal for all practicing teachers in schools, colleges, activity centres, adult training centres.
How would I benefit from this course?
An internationally recognized PDQ from Cambridge will enhance your knowledge and pedagogy to teach or train nationally and internationally. It is a generic qualification focusing on the teaching-learning process and is relevant across all disciplines and age groups.
The certificate is benchmarked to FHEQ level 4 and opens pathways to better career prospects and further education.
Are you a passionate teacher & ready to become a Cambridge certified professional?
CICTL / CIDTL course structure and content
|Structure||Module 1: Exploring learning and teaching. Unit 1 – Understanding principles of learning and teaching. Unit 2 – Teaching an effective lesson. Unit 3 – Facilitating active learning through effective teaching and assessment.||Module 1: Exploring Teaching and Learning Module 2: Teaching and Learning in action Module 3: Developing Professional practice|
|Course duration||• Guided and Individual learning support (4 months) • Classes on Alternate Saturdays and all Wednesdays||• Guided and Individual learning support (7 months)|
|Course completion||Module 1- Submission and feedback inclusive – 7 months||Module 1,2 and 3 – Submission and feedback inclusive – 1 year|
|Assessment||A pass or distinction in Module-1 to be eligible for the CICTL certification from The University of Cambridge (CAIE) UK.||A pass or distinction in all the 3 modules to be eligible for the CIDTL certification from The University of Cambridge (CAIE) UK.|
- You will be attending online sessions, need to complete all the course work and submit an assignment at the end of the module.
- A computer/laptop with good internet connection, microphone, webcam and any required application.
CIDTL Programme leader : Sarasa Ashok
Sarasa Ashok is the Co-founder & Principal of Budding Minds International school, Chennai. A chemistry graduate, She also holds a Professional degree in Education. Recently, her zeal towards exploring a non-native language learning through First Language Acquisition methods made her pursue DELF and implement a successful French lab in our school.
Sarasa Ashok is a ‘Certified Jolly Phonics trainer’ certified by Jolly learning Co Ltd UK. Brings her extensive experience of working with children and training parents and teachers since 1996. As a Professional trainer she has conducted numerous workshops in – Language & Literacy, Early childhood education, Best teaching practices, Inner transformation for teachers, Assessment for Learning, thought-leadership training sessions and CIE Cambridge Primary Programme, Parenting workshops on ‘Small windows giant opportunities’ , ‘Explore – the great parent within’, ‘How to make a better students?’.
- Represented India at Jolly Global Trainer’s Conference, held in Hong Kong in July 2013, where representatives from 40 countries were invited.
- Took up a challenge of training school teachers in remote areas & worked for about 3 consecutive years to bring in an amazing experience with the first generation learners to become independent readers and writers.
- Conducted workshops for about 500 teachers for Meghalaya government schools in Mar 2014
- Conducted ‘Teacher training sessions’ for government teachers on Language and literacy development in various parts of Tamilnadu through Jolly learning rollout in 2018.
A HR professional by nature, she is associated with Budding Minds for the past 14 yrs. Her passion towards the field of education has taken leaps and bounds. She is a certified Preschool and Montessori teaching professional, a distinction holder in CICTL – Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning. She heads the admin operations, recruitment, induction programme for the teacher recruits, brings in structured process and protocols in the school operations. Pumped up with her desire in training adults, she becomes a part of our PDQ trainers team, sharing not just the content but the nuances of the course and transforming the candidates into seasoned teachers.
Anita was always in love with studies and did her B.Com (Accountancy Honors) and MBA (Finance & Marketing). She has completed CIDTL – Cambridge International Diploma for Teaching and Learning in her very first year of teaching. She started her career in banking. Now she is at BMIS combining her twin passions – love for children and education. Extending her interest towards progressive education and revved by the positive experience of in-house mentoring and training new teacher recruits, she has recently joined the bandwagon of CIDTL trainers at BMIS. Her cheerful, friendly, approachable and empathetic nature makes her gel with one and sundry. She is a voracious reader, quite gregarious, enjoys music and sudoku and considers cooking as therapeutic!! She is keen in inculcating reading habit, goes extra mile on building healthy team climate, considers herself blessed to be able to play even a small part in ensuring her trainees’ holistic growth and professional development.
Vaishali Rajan is a qualified English teacher who holds a CELTA certification from the British Council, or Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. She envisions that students will develop into self-directed learners who actively pursue their inherent curiosity about the material presented and strongly believes that the role of a teacher is to act as a springboard for students’ further exploration. Through social actions as a part of our student leadership program, she is attempting to instill in kids a sense of leadership and competence as members of the community. She seeks to help teachers scale and update new & effective teaching-learning practices and have enlightening interactions in her capacity as our PDQ coordinator and teacher trainer. She enjoys reading a lot and picking up new skills.
SRIPRIYA KRISHNAKUMAR, ACADEMIC COORDINATOR – ELEMENTARY – VELAMMAL GLOBAL (Distinction holder)
The training team was friendly and approachable. All the trainers provided me with several opportunities that encouraged me to discover my inner potential.
UMA PRAKASH (Distinction holder)
Experienced the joy of continual learning, Trainers and Mentors helped me to realize my potential.
SANDHYA SEKHAR, TUTOR – IGCSE, AS LEVEL – BUDDING MINDS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Distinction holder)
Had an open forum to approach and communicate. Our trainers and mentors provided guidance throughout.
PADMALAKSHMI K (Distinction holder)
We got a holistic learning and guidance from our mentors and trainers. We were made to think out of the box. This helped me to become a refined teacher.
MUTHULAKSHMI SRINIVASAN (Distinction holder)