To get the most from Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, teachers and school leaders are fully supported with free, high-quality curriculum-focussed professional development opportunities. These training courses equip teachers and leaders with the skills and practices to integrate global learning themes into existing lessons.

Our training has been written specifically to support the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum and is offered at various levels of progression. Whether a cluster of schools or an individual school, you can select a CPD course to match your group’s priorities thanks to our range of flexible options. Completion of the school self-evaluation and cluster self-evaluation will help you to identify training needs and relevant courses that best meet the needs of your group.

Our most popular course is 'Global Learning for a Fair & Sustainable World' at Intermediate level.  A Course at this level consists of two thematic workshops each lasting 2 hours followed by a Sharing Practice session. We recommend that you leave a few weeks between each workshop, and the course should be completed within a maximum 12 week period. Many schools choose to do the CPD as a twilight session, or during school closure days. If your school has not had any previous global learning training, this Course will still be appropriate if you choose 'Introduction to Global Learning' as your first thematic workshop. 

The Course will be facilitated by one of our experienced freelance trainers and there should be a minimum of 6 teachers taking part. If your school has fewer than 6 teachers please contact us to discuss your individual requirements, as we may still be able to run this course. Furthermore, you could team up with a neighbouring school, or a shared education partner. It may also be possible for classroom assistants to undertake training provided they are committed to completing the whole course.

Global learning elements are found throughout the curriculum so any teacher with an interest can apply. These workshops may be of particular interest to teachers responsible for the WAU dimension in primary schools; and in post-primary schools teachers of Geography, STEM subjects, LLW and Religious Education may find the topics especially relevant.  It is not necessary for your school to be engaged in an International Partnership in order to benefit from our free in-school CPD

You can book your Global Learning: Education for a Fair & Sustainable World Intermediate level course here.

For those teachers who have already completed a Course at Intermediate level and wish to explore global learning in more depth, we also offer  'Global Learning for a Fair & Sustainable World' at Advanced level. For the Advanced course, teachers can choose from a range of workshop options. To view these and to submit a training request form, click on the tabs to the left. 

For those teachers who are about to embark on an International Partnership, our School Advisors will be in touch to discuss the benefits of attending a 6-hour Course at Intermediate level  'Setting Up and Maintaining an International Partnership'. 

For further information or advice please contact the Centre for Global Education on 028 90241879 or email us at