National PSHE CPD Programme
Preparing for statutory PSHE education and wanting to engage in professional development
- the National PSHE CPD Programme provides effective training for all PSHE professionals.
The Children and Social Work Bill 2017 ensures that PSHE will become statutory in our schools -
this is expected to be from September 2019
The National PSHE (Personal Social Health & Economic) CPD Programme is provided by Babcock 4S and is a
successful piece of
Continued Professional Development which combines practical activities and theory to provide
the very best in PSHE developmental training and pedagogy. More than 10,000 teachers and other professionals have
benefitted from taking part.
PSHE addresses skills including communication, assertion, reflection, managing emotions and assessing risk. It also
considers the specialist areas of Drug Education, Sex and Relationships Education, Staying Safe, Financial capability
and Emotional Health and Well-being – making a huge contribution to the Behaviour and Safety and Spiritual, Moral,
Social and Cultural development of children and young people.
have again confirmed the importance of PSHE and have stated that -
“PSHE is an important and necessary
part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice". (2013).
be eligible to apply for discounted network membership of the Sex Education
Overview of the National PSHE CPD Programme
This training programme (usually 3 days duration) is delivered at levels 4, 5 and 6 (formerly HE1, 2 and 3), equivalent to
first, second and final year degree level,and is accredited at 30 credits through the University of Roehampton.
The course explores areas surrounding:
• the theory and concepts underpinning PSHE and its specialist areas
• guidance and appropriate laws which support and impact upon PSHE
• assessment and evaluation in PSHE
• being a reflective practitioner
• inclusion and equalities
• normative education
Suitable candidates will already be contributing to a sustained programme of PSHE for children or young people in a
All participants are asked to submit an assignment to support their developmental learning journey, along with a reflective lesson plan, a
scheme of work and a lesson observation.
(The Length of the assignment will depend on the level you choose to study: 3,000 words at Level 4, 3,250 at level 5 and 3,500 at level 6)
OfSTED (2010) have continued to state that in the schools where teaching was good or outstanding, the teachers’ knowledge of the subject was good and that these teachers “had access to training such as the national PSHE Continuing Professional Development Certificate.”
OfSTED (2010) reported that
PSHE subject knowledge “had been improved
and school nurses
achieving the National PSHE CPD Certificate
The 2013 OfSTED PSHE Review ‘Not yet Good Enough – personal, social health and economic
education’ highlighted that:
• In 42% of primary schools and 38% of secondary schools teaching was not good enough.
• Sex and relationships education required improvement in over a third of schools.
• Too many teachers lacked expertise in teaching sensitive and controversial issues…
• By far the weakest aspect of teaching was the assessment of pupils’ learning which was often less robust for
PSHE education than for other subjects.
“It increased my confidence in both leading and teaching PSHE. I developed a new Scheme of Work for my school, and we are currently trialling it over this academic year. I have received positive feedback from colleagues” (Rosemary Lynch - PSHE Co-ordinator).
“There was a positive impact on my understanding of where PSHE fits within a school curriculum and how, as an external provider, I can have a constructive input within a planned set of lessons” (Deborah Nicholls - Police Officer).
“The relevance of the content of the course was extremely significant. I am much more confident as I now have the knowledge and resources to equip my team of non-specialist teachers to enable them to deliver outstanding lessons”. (Jennifer Mills, Teacher & Curriculum Leader PSHE).
To find your nearest course, and for further information, please contact us on:
PSHE Courses in London, Surrey, Leeds and the Northwest, please download the PSHE Application