Free CPD Course: MFL Curriculum Design and Pedagogy

Research-informed French, German and Spanish teaching at KS3 and KS4 for higher uptake and greater success at GCSE

Image with CPD modules: Curriculum Design, Phonics, Vocabulary, Grammar, Culture and Cultural Practice

The call for applications is now open for the NCELP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses.

Our CPD courses take an in-depth look at Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curriculum design and pedagogy, and are running across three terms in the 2022 calendar year. 

The course is free to attend and will consist of five 2.5 hour remote learning sessions over one term complemented by online peer and instructor support.

Applications are currently open for the Summer Term Courses beginning in week commencing 25 April or 2 May. You will be successfully admitted to register for a course if: 

  • You are involved in Modern Foreign Language education (and can cascade course content to MFL colleagues, including to in-service and/or pre-service teachers or trainees). 
  • You are:
    • EITHER working in an eligible school in England (that teaches French and/or German and/or Spanish) – schools that receive public funding from the government are eligible. 
    • OR a state-funded university-based or SCITT-based teacher trainer providing courses to secondary pre-service teachers or trainees in French and/or German and/or Spanish teaching.

For Summer term 2022, this includes:

  • Practising teachers in state schools (any number of teachers can apply from a single school – but numbers may be restricted if demand is very high)
  • Unqualified practising teachers 
  • Secondary school advisors/consultants (employed by a school, an academy trust or a local authority to support state schools) 
  • Teacher trainers 

The course is designed for those new to NCELP approaches, though it would also suit participants who want to develop their understanding further (for example teachers who have already adopted NCELP Schemes of Work).

An online self-study version of all modules will be available in 2022 and open to all.

Applicants should download and read the pre-application guidance notes, terms and conditions for the course and the privacy notice before completing the online application form, links below.