The Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers is a practice-based qualification for continuing professional development, relevant to all teaching and learning contexts. Candidates can be teaching in Cambridge programmes, e.g. the Cambridge Primary Programme or IGCSE, or in other international, national or local programmes.
The Certificate encourages candidates to refresh their approach to teaching and learning. It is ideal for anyone in a teaching or training role who needs to innovate and to update their skills. We have based the Certificate on a range of relevant professional activities, to match the particular needs of candidates and context. As it is a short programme, the Certificate can quickly help improve thinking and practice.
Candidates can be full or part-time teachers or trainers working in all sorts of institutions, including schools, colleges, training organizations and companies, and with learners of different ages and stages, from pre-school and primary through to higher, adult and work-based education. They can be new in the teaching/training role or have years of experience.
To achieve the Certificate, candidates must complete one practice-based assignment, consisting of evidence of three activities in their teaching. The assignment is externally assessed by Cambridge and feedback is provided to the centre and to the candidate.
The Certificate involves approximately 90 hours of preparation, including formal professional development activities, individual and group study and preparation of the assignment. We provide dedicated support materials and guidance to candidates and Centres. You can find the essential documents for the Certificate on the Resources page.
We work in partnership with a wide range of Centres around the world where Certificate programmes are available:
Centres all over the world run approved programmes leading to Cambridge Professional Development qualifications.
Find out the basic requirements for Cambridge Centres and enquire about becoming a centre for Cambridge Professional Development qualifications.