Cambridge PDQs

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQs) provide a strong framework to support the effective continuing professional development of candidates.

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQs) are offered internationally through a network of Cambridge Professional Development Centers, quality assured by Cambridge. Sharjah Education Academy (SEA) is proud to be the only accredited/licensed centre in Sharjah, UAE to offer PDQ certificates to teachers and leaders respectively. The programs are delivered in English and are currently available in three courses:

Educational Leadership

The Cambridge Certificate in Educational Leadership is grounded in the idea that leadership learning is an active process.

 

Teaching with Digital Technologies

The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching with Digital Technologies is designed to help teachers use digital technologies effectively and appropriately in supporting their students’ learning.

Teaching Bilingual Learners

The Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching Bilingual Learners is a comprehensive program that provides in-depth guidance on effective strategies for educating bilingual students.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Course Overview

The Cambridge Certificate in Educational Leadership is grounded in the idea that leadership learning is an active process. Practicing leaders do not passively receive information and knowledge but construct it for themselves and examine ideas and insights in the light of their own experience and behaviour. The content explored in the qualifications is used to stimulate thinking, to challenge candidates’ assumptions and to shape their leadership practices. Both qualifications place strong emphasis on increasing candidates’ knowledge and understanding of effective leadership. This will improve their own practice and the performance of the schools in which they work.

What is special about the programme?

The programme involves a spiral of professional learning, each stage being a cycle of experiential learning and reflective practice following on from the previous cycle and leading on to the next. Areas of learning are revisited systematically within the programme so that the candidate can engage with these in more depth and detail, and acquire related knowledge and skills.

The spiral of professional learning in a Cambridge PDQ programme depends particularly on three processes:

01  Research
02   Reflection
03   Learning with and from mentors

Target Audience

The Cambridge International Certificate in Educational Leadership is for candidates with leadership roles in schools, or who are leaders in other parts of the educational system with direct responsibilities for teachers or leaders.

Enrolment Fees

Payments

Week

Total Price (AED)

Initial Enrolment Fee

Week 0

1,155

1st  instalment

Week 3

735

2nd  instalment

Week 7

735

3rd  instalment

Week 11

735

Total

3,360

 

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN

Teaching with Digital Technologies

Course Overview

The Cambridge Certificate in Teaching with Digital Technologies is designed to help teachers use digital technologies effectively and appropriately in supporting their students’ learning. The qualification encourages candidates to reflect critically on their own and colleagues’ teaching, and to experiment with new techniques and technologies. Ultimately, they will improve their own practice, so that all their students learn more effectively.

What is special about the programme?

The programme involves a spiral of professional learning, each stage being a cycle of experiential learning and reflective practice following on from the previous cycle and leading on to the next. Areas of learning are revisited systematically within the programme so that the candidate can engage with these in more depth and detail, and acquire related knowledge and skills.

The spiral of professional learning in a Cambridge PDQ programme depends particularly on three processes:

01  Research
02   Reflection
03   Learning with and from mentors

Target Audience

The Cambridge International Certificate in Digital Technologies is for practising teachers, focusing on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the key aspects of teaching with digital technologies.

Enrolment Fees

Payments

Week

Total Price (AED)

Initial Enrolment Fee

Week 0

1,101

1st  instalment

Week 3

578

2nd  instalment

Week 7

578

3rd  instalment

Week 11

578

Total

 

2,835

 

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN

TEACHING BILINGUAL LEARNERS

Course Overview

The Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching Bilingual Learners is a comprehensive program that provides in-depth guidance on effective strategies for educating bilingual students. Covering topics such as language acquisition, understanding cultural nuances, and implementing impactful teaching methods, this certificate equips educators with the necessary tools to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for bilingual learners. Additionally, it offers a holistic curriculum that focuses on enhancing educators' proficiency in catering to students with diverse language backgrounds, ultimately preparing them to deliver high-quality bilingual education.

What is special about the programme?

The course is designed to provide educators with the tools they need to effectively teach bilingual learners and create inclusive and supportive learning environments. The program seeks to meet the increasing demand for educators with expertise in bilingual teaching, expand career prospects, and promote cultural diversity in education. This program is unique in its emphasis on practical bilingual teaching strategies, culturally responsive pedagogy, and personalized support for educators to thrive in diverse classrooms.

The spiral of professional learning in a Cambridge PDQ programme depends particularly on three processes:

01  Research
02   Reflection
03   Learning with and from mentors

Target Audience

The program is designed to support and provide resources for teachers who are responsible for educating students who speak more than one language in school settings.

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