Self-guided Training

Self-guided training is a great way to learn more about the subject/qualification you are delivering or develop skills in a particular topic at a time that is convenient to you. Available 24/7, these courses focus both on subject specific content, as well as more generalist training for the development of best practice.

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Below are our courses currently available across our qualifications and more general topics. Please regularly review this page as we continue to release new training content.

Professional development training for higher education practitioners

Are you looking to enhance your skills and knowledge on the BTEC Higher Nationals RQF qualifications?  

Introduction to teaching and learning for RQF Higher Nationals

Designed to give those delivering BTEC Higher Nationals an overview of the underlying theories and principles that support our RQF qualifications. It is suitable for new and experienced tutors to help you develop professionally, focusing on your teaching and learning practice.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital badge awarded by Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals and will be issued to you on behalf of Acclaim by Credly.

For further details on this course please visit our HE Professional Development site.

Visit our HE Professional Development site

Getting ready to teach RQF BTEC Higher Nationals

We have just launched a number of self-paced training modules to help tutors get ready to teach BTEC Higher Nationals. The modules are currently available for Higher Nationals in Art & Design, Computing, Construction and Engineering, with more to come soon.

Access the modules on HN Global

Short courses

In addition to the above, we have created the following short courses, with a focus on BTEC Higher National programmes, that provide the opportunity to upskill or learn a new skill:

• Introduction to Online remote delivery
• Developing resources to support online delivery
• Planning and teaching online
• Supporting students to study online
• Introduction to Blended Learning
• Good practice to support Blended Learning
• Planning a blended learning programme and making it work

For further details on these please visit our HN Global self-guided training pages.

Visit HN Global self-guided training pages

Professional development for tutors: Cloud Computing 101

We know that finding tutors with relevant expertise in the cloud may be difficult and could potentially create a barrier to delivering the BTEC Higher Nationals in Cloud Computing. Therefore, a key priority for us at Pearson is to upskill tutors so they can deliver the Cloud Computing with confidence.

As well as the materials in the AWS support pack, which are accessible to all students and tutors on HN Global, we want to highlight the following resources that also may be of interest to our Higher National tutors.

Take a crash course on the cloud, its history, solutions, and why companies across the globe are looking for employees with AWS cloud expertise. 

Available through AWS Educate, this programme offers a broad perspective of cloud computing to prepare tutors to talk with confidence about the cloud.

This module takes around 8-10 hours to complete, and individuals are provided with a badge upon completion. You can sign up through AWS Educate.

Find out more on HN Global

Professional development for 5-19 schools

At the Professional Development Academy, we have a range of courses aimed at teachers of ages 5-19 to support them in their careers.

Access the Professional Development Academy