Professional Development


TFL Education’s leadership development framework provides a unique opportunity for UK and International schools and academies to transform their professional development programmes by incorporating a bespoke Ofqual Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) pathway of management and leadership qualifications.

From new entrants into the profession (teaching assistants, NQT’s, classroom teachers), through to Level 7 ‘Masters’ (middle leaders and senior leaders), and ultimately onto Level 8 ‘Chartered’ status, the highest management and leadership qualification available, the structured framework supports teachers at every stage of their career to develop the knowledge and expertise necessary for maintaining excellence in practice.

Programme design and delivery

We do not specify prescriptive content or mode of delivery for our qualification programmes and therefore schools and academies are free to design their own programme content and use a mode of delivery that meets the needs of their students, employees and stakeholders.

We work with individual schools and academies to ensure that the content of the school or academies delivery plan meets the Ofqual approved assessment criteria detailed within each qualification and then provide a direct route to accreditation.

The design and/or alignment of activities and/or programmes encourages and supports individual schools and academies to focus on sustainable capacity building procedures to ensure strategic plans, vision, goals and objectives can be met.

Programme assessment

We have developed approved assignment briefs for each of the qualifications in our professional development framework, ensuring that our clients can meet the respective assessment criteria for each qualification.

The assignment briefs provide best practice guidelines, examine work-based problems, and encourage employees to apply management and leadership tools, models and theories, to real life workplace situations.

Programme accreditation

TFL Education have partnered with the Royal Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to bring this transformative opportunity to the education sector. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

As an Approved Centre we are authorised to provide direct, quality assured, assessment and verification services for our clients.

Supporting teachers, schools and academies

All teaching staff studying via our professional development framework will receive FREE TFL Education tutor support, FREE access to an online learning platform and FREE professional membership of the Chartered Management Institute.

TFL Education tutor support
Once you make the commitment to work with us you will receive unlimited tutor support from TFL Education. Support can be provided in person, or via telephone, email and/or Skype. You choose what works best for you.

Online Learning Platform
ManagementDirect is the Chartered Management Institute’s leading online portal of up to the minute management and leadership resources. With a wide range of content available in formats to suit different learning styles, including checklists, videos, e-books, articles and journals; all accessible from any PC, tablet or mobile device, individuals can select resources appropriate to the learning time they have available or according to their qualification structure.

Chartered Management Institute Membership
All teaching staff studying via our professional development framework will be eligible for FREE Affiliate membership to support you for the duration of your qualification.

The Framework

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Principles of Management and Leadership

Appropriate for Teaching Assistant / NQT / Teacher

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Management and Leadership

Appropriate for Middle Leader

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Strategic Management and Leadership

Appropriate for Senior Leaders

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Chartered Manager

Appropriate for Senior Leaders