Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning

Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective teacher.


In the Diploma, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand principles of learning and teaching, and relate these critically to their own practice.
  • Critically engage with educational theory and research evidence to inform and develop their professional thinking.
  • Design coherent lessons and schemes of learning that focus on planning for active learning and teaching.
  • Use a variety of approaches to teaching and learning appropriately to help learners to learn more effectively.
  • Develop their personal reflective practice skills, enriched by ideas and experience from external sources.
  • Learn collaboratively, supporting and supported by their colleagues.

Candidates can work towards the Diploma at their own pace, depending on their priorities and circumstances. Certification provides an international quality mark, enhancing their professional profile, and opening pathways for further professional and career development.

This course is HRDC claimable.


Module 2
February & September

Module 3
June & October 

12-14 months

Online and Face to Face


Please contact department for information.

This course is HRDC claimable

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Why study Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning at HELP?

The course at HELP has three phases that enables progression through a spiral of learning, reflection and application in order for teachers to develop their understanding and practice:

Explore: Candidates explore some key teaching ideas through pre-reading and they start thinking about their approach to teaching and learning. With a mentor, they observe and reflect on a lesson taught by a more experienced colleague. They also get to know each other, and their trainers. They begin keeping a reflective journal.

Engage & Extend: Trainers use active learning techniques to help candidates develop their understanding of key theories and aspect of professional practice. There is the chance to practice, discuss and apply learning. Collaborative micro-teaching of a lesson segment is an important learning experience in this stage. Candidates also meet 1-1 with a trainer to help them reflect on their teaching and learning so far. They use their reflective journal to record their learning journey.

Experience & Reflect: Candidates observe and conduct lessons during this phase. There is particular focus on planning, inclusion and reflecting on a lesson. Candidates also reflect on their learning and begin to compile evidences of their learning in preparation for their next steps as they work on their Portfolio submission.

Candidates use their learning in a professional context and reflect on this experience with the support of a mentor. Written assignments enable candidates to reflect carefully on their developing understanding and practice of teaching and learning, within the context of wider literature.

Programme Overview 

Entry Requirements

The Diploma comprises three units related to practice which together form Module 1: Exploring learning and teaching, together with Module 2 and 3.

  • Structure

  • Module 2 

    Teaching and Learning in Action

    Module 3

    Developing Professional Practice 

Applicants must have the following entry requirements: 

  • Entry Requirements

    • Be a full time or part time teacher employed in a school or higher education institution.
    • Teach in their current school over a full academic year, for a minimum of 24 weeks and minimum of six hours per week
    • Have the regular support of a mentor who understands the essential principles that underpin this qualification, and who can provide helpful advice and guidance
    • Teach a group with a minimum of six learners
    • Be responsible for planning, teaching and formatively assessing groups of learners.
    • Have sufficient competence in English (At least a B+ in SPM; IELTS Band of at least 5.5; MUET Band 4 or any other equivalent qualifications). Please contact us directly regarding this.