Logo close icon
Section navigation
Main Baner Image

Developing Professional Practice Module

Learn about the course below
PDT 4170
September and January
One year via online distance, at your workplace or on campus learning

Develop your teaching practice and research the impact of your work in this practice-based short course designed for a wide range of educators.

Why study the Developing Professional Practice Module at Middlesex University?

Available through online distance learning, this course will challenge you to negotiate and plan your own learning programme, with evidence of implementation into your own practice and the impact this has on your professional work. Guided by experienced practitioners, you will pursue focused postgraduate professional development with high quality support, recognition and acknowledgement for your achievements.

Used by individuals, groups and schools for a variety of projects, such as developing effective AFL or Introducing 'pupil voice strategies', this course will enable you to develop as a reflective teaching practitioner and skilled self-managed learner, whatever your particular field of education is. Armed with these reflective skills and practical insights you will not only boost your career prospects for the future but enhance your current teaching practice while gathering research that may be of significant value to your organisation, students and colleagues.

How is the Developing Professional Practice Module taught?

This short course is structured to enable you to maintain your professional employment while advancing your learning through part-time study sessions.

Through a series of study sessions you will receive expert guidance in exploring your chosen project. This project could explore such subjects as:

  • Developing effective AFL
  • Developing effective learning styles
  • Introducing 'pupil voice strategies'
  • Developing strategies in PE to involve pupils


You will be assessed through a portfolio (supervised by the module leader over the course of the year). The portfolio may include:

  • Needs analysis and justification
  • Planning professional learning activities, implementation/application to practice, and evaluative research
  • Evidence that the planned programme has been implemented
  • An analysis of personal learning and impact
  • Ways forward

This module is suitable anyone in education interested in developing their practice.

Apply today

Applications to this module should be made directly to the university. Please visit our CPD page to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

Back to top