Cambridge PDQ

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (Cambridge PDQs)

  • meet the needs and priorities of the individual and the school

  • support school based professional development

  • enhance professional thinking and practice to improve the quality of learning

  • provide international benchmarks for professional learning leading to valuable certification and progression

  • energise professional learning communities.

The Diploma is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice, and enhance the quality of their teaching and learning. Reflective practice is enriched by critical engagement with new ideas and approaches.

Who are the qualifications for?

The Certificate and Diploma are for practicing teachers. They focus on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the key aspects of teaching and learning. They are inclusive and relevant to all teaching and learning contexts: from primary and secondary general education, to adult and higher education. They help teachers to explore and apply new ideas in their own context, integrate new approaches in their own practice, and demonstrate their professional development as reflective practitioners.

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RISE School offers the following value-added components to ensure a premium educational experience:

Teachers will typically learn about:

  • Cambridge International Examinations

  • the aims and structure of Cambridge programmes, syllabuses and curriculum frameworks

  • assessment aims and objectives

  • question papers, marking exercises and examiner feedback (only applicable for Cambridge Secondary 2 and Cambridge Advanced qualification training)

  • progression tests, Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint tests

  • teaching ideas and approaches

  • endorsed resources that are available to support teaching

  • Cambridge-certified trainer

  • 21st-century learning and innovative pedagogy

  • Follow-up conversations and discussions

  • Techniques on teaching with technology

Cambridge PDQ Programme Leader Profile

Mr. Christopher Ralph Manning,

He is an experienced COBIS Head, Cambridge Teacher, and an IB trained DP administrator. His professional background includes being a founding Principal, Vice Principal, Academic Dean, University Instructor, Instructional Designer, and Corporate Training Manager. He is currently pursuing a DBA in Nonprofit Management & Leadership at Colorado Technical University, Colorado, USA.

2017 Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAEL), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts, USA

2017 Education Specialist Degree (EdS) in Educational Leadership, Northcentral University, Arizona, USA

2013 Master of Education (MEd) in Instructional Design and Technology, American Intercontinental University, Illinois, USA