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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

‌‌‌‌P‌rofessional development is a process whereby expert practitioners continually review their practice and seek support to develop new skills in the changing world of education.   As new initiatives arise and as jobs and responsibilities change, the dedicated professional identifies opportunities to extend or refresh their skills and here at Stranmillis we have a wide variety of courses to support you.  Our professional staff, with extensive experience in researching and teaching in their areas, working in partnership with a number of local organisations, can expertly guide you in your development and provide the practical support you need to become a more effective professional.  

The Career Long Professional Development Programme for 2019 -2020 is now available by visiting the Eshop on the homepage.

Courses are offered in the following areas:

  • General Continuing Professional Development Courses 
  • Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Development in Primary School - ONLINE 
  • Post Qualifying Leadership (PQL)
  • Post Qualifying Learning Support (PQLS)
  • Post Qualifying Learning and Teaching (PQTL)
  • Masters Tasters

Development Days

Our Development Day model provides schools and local learning communities with the building blocks to create a highly flexible approach to professional development. You can choose a number of units around a core theme or subject, or units that address different developmental needs.

To Book:

Visit :

Email: ‌

By post: Complete the Enrolment Form 2018 2019 attached and return to:

L. OSullivan

Main Building,

Stranmillis University College,

Stranmillis Road,

Belfast BT9 5DY

‌‌PQL Programme 2019 -2021 (Post Qualifying Leadership)

The PQL is designed to support new and aspiring leaders in schools, Further Education colleges and other educational settings. The PQL is unique, providing specialist research informed practice with immediate practical application. Units on the programme are led by experienced leaders and mentors.  The different units on the programme can, together with experiential learning (RPEL) provide a route towards a postgraduate certificate for leaders or progression to the work based MTeach Master’s Programme

For more information on this CPD Programme for aspiring leaders, please download the course flyer here or email for more information.

Post Qualifying Leadership 2019-2021