Our CPD Courses provide an unparalleled opportunity for teachers to develop a comprehensive understanding of the 2016 Modern Foreign Languages Pedagogy Review recommendations, providing a springboard for any curriculum and pedagogy development planning in light of the new subject content for GCSE French, German and Spanish.

All our MFL CPD courses are free and in line with:

Curriculum Design and the New GCSE  

This CPD course is particularly suited to colleagues in leadership positions such as Head of Department, Head of Subject, Trust-wide MFL Lead.

Format: self-study with 4 x 60 minute, highly practical online Teach-Meets

Towards the new GCSE 

This course is particularly suited to teachers seeking practical ideas to help you prepare for the requirements of the new GCSEs.

Format: 4 x 90 minute online sessions

Curriculum Design and Pedagogy – Asynchronous 

This course is open to all those involved in MFL education and is therefore particularly suited to colleagues who are not eligible for our other CPD courses.

Format: 5 x self-study modules

Completers of our CPD courses will also have the opportunity to attend a regional end of course in-person Teach-Meet to network and facilitate collegial planning as you prepare to enact any curricular and pedagogical developments in light of the CPD course content.

Courses open for registration

Self-study Course with Spring Term Teach-Meets

Curriculum Design and the New GCSE

  • Engage in the NCELP CPD course content at a pace to suit you
  • Take advantage of the 60-minute online Teach-Meets to ask experienced practitioners about practical hints and tips for successful implementation of NCELP approaches in the classroom
  • Come together with course completers from your local area at the end of the course to network, discuss next steps and action plan collegially
  • This course is particularly suited to colleagues in leadership positions such as Head of Department, Head of Subject, Trust-wide MFL Lead.

Spring Term Instructor-led, 4-part CPD series

Towards the new GCSE

  • Benefit from 4 x 90-minute online instructor-led CPD sessions
  • Session 1 sets the scene for the 4-part series and sessions 2, 3 and 4 prioritise practical teaching activities and ideas that can be built in now with Y7 and Y8, laying the foundations for the new GCSE knowledge. 
  • Come together with course completers from your local area at the end of the course to network, discuss next steps and action plan collegially
  • This course is particularly suited to teachers seeking practical ideas to help you prepare for the requirements of the new GCSEs.

Asynchronous Self-study Course

Curriculum Design and Pedagogy

  • Engage in the NCELP CPD course content at a pace to suit you
  • Each module is spilt into a number of parts allowing you to undertake each module in a number of different sittings
  • Online instructor and peer support is provided to you via the NCELP CPD Slack Community space.  
  • This course is open to all those involved in MFL education and is therefore particularly suited to colleagues who are not eligible for our other CPD courses.

As an experienced MFL teacher and subject leader, I would wholeheartedly recommend this course. I really liked the fact that it was split into different sessions, allowing for reflection time and space to trial ideas between them. Our facilitator was knowledgeable and perhaps most importantly, an MFL teacher herself. As such, she could give us some great insight into how the NCELP curriculum design had impacted on the progress of her own students. It was refreshing to feel truly inspired by CPD and it has really made me think about my own approach to curriculum as I look towards the new GCSE and the challenges and opportunities it will bring.

Claire Hamner

Malet Lambert School, Hull

For registered CPD participants