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Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications provide a strong framework to support effective professional development of teachers and leaders.
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Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (Cambridge PDQs) programmes help candidates develop their thinking and practice with expert guidance and support.
Each module requires 120 hours of learning, normally over four months so that it can fit around a school term or semester, with a balance between:
The programme leader in each Cambridge Professional Development Centre designs their programme using the Cambridge PDQ framework and following our programme design guidelines.
The programme leader and team teach the guided active learning sessions. There must be time, space and opportunities between sessions for candidates to make the most of their individual, collaborative and school-based learning, supported by their leaders, mentors and peers.