Welcome to The Learning Institute, the CPD hub for The Learning Partnership.

TLI offers support for all staff within our partnership to develop professionally, through a suite of training and development opportunities. We also provide a range of courses which we make available to external participants.

Details of our core training offer can be found below.

Initial Teacher Training

We support initial teacher training through Train to Teach at Knutsford (TT@K), as well as hosting placements for BA Ed students from Chester University, and facilitating grade 6 apprenticeships and Schools Direct placements.

A large proportion of our TT@K trainees go on to secure permanent contracts within TLP schools.

If you are interesting in training to teach, please follow the link to TT@K

Early Careers Framework

We currently support over 50 early career teachers in the first and second years of their teaching careers. Our programme provides opportunities for ECTs to train and collaborate with peers in the same and different settings, as well as supporting those more experienced staff who serve as ECF mentors to ensure they are best places to help newer teachers thrive within our schools.
More information about the early careers framework can be found here:

National Professional Qualifications

We currently deliver the following National Professional Qualifications:

1. Leading teacher development 
Become a teacher educator and support teachers in your school to expand their skills.

2. Leading teaching
Lead the teaching and learning of a subject, year group or phase.

3. Leading behaviour and culture 
Create a culture of good behaviour and high expectations where staff and pupils can succeed.

4. Senior leadership 
Develop leadership expertise to improve outcomes for teachers and pupils.
We can also facilitate placement on the following courses, run by Best Practise Network

5. Leading literacy 
Teach and promote literacy across a whole school, year group, key stage or phase.

6. Leading primary mathematics 
Help your school use mastery approaches and teach maths effectively.

7. Headship 
Learn how to become an expert school leader and outstanding headteacher.

8. Executive leadership 
Develop the expertise to run a multi-school organisation and effectively lead change and improvement.

9. Early years leadership 
Manage your staff and organisation to provide high-quality early years education and care.

10. Special educational needs and disabilities co-ordinators (SENCOs) NPQ 
Gain essential knowledge and skills to perform a SENCO role effectively and set the strategic direction of special educational needs policy in a school.

Courses will begin in autumn 2024.

Further details on the NPQs can be found here: