The Cambridge International Diploma 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 Diploma enables candidates to develop and demonstrate their all-round competence as reflective practitioners. We have based the Diploma on a range of relevant professional activities, to match the particular needs of candidates and context. As it is an extended modular programme, the Diploma provides many opportunities for candidates to apply new ideas and approaches and achieve a sustained improvement in their professional thinking and practice.
Diploma 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 newly-qualified in the teaching/training role or have years of experience.
The Diploma is awarded to candidates who successfully complete four assignments in which they demonstrate and reflect on their skills and knowledge in their own teaching and training practice.
The Diploma involves approximately 180 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 Diploma on the Resources page.
We work in partnership with a wide range of Centres around the world where Diploma 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.