Continuing Professional Development for teachers and educators

'This course has given me fantastic resources and more confidence when dealing with human rights issues in the classroom. My students have benefitted from the chance to discuss topics such as women’s rights and LGBTI rights on a deeper level and it has helped me to create a more inclusive classroom’.
Course participant, 2017

Are you a teacher with a passion for human rights, equality and justice? Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) teacher programme will give you the expertise to engage your students with human rights.

Our CPD programme will strengthen your skills in teaching and training colleagues and you will meet experts in human rights education to support your professional development. You will also receive the latest resources and try out exciting tools and methods to explore human rights issues in your classroom, your subject area and your wider school community.

Apply for the course

Human rights education engages young people in key ethical, social and political issues in a way that is exciting and relevant. As an Amnesty Teacher you will be an advocate for human rights education in your school and beyond.

Download our teacher training course overview (Word)

We will ask all course participants to commit to:

Contribute to a rights respecting learning space in line with Amnesty International UK Section’s Activist Code of Conduct, Equality & Diversity Policy and Safeguarding Policy

Attend all four face-to-face training days (due to Covid-19 please note that the sessions on the 7th November, 14th November and 30th January will be held online and we will assess whether the June face to face day can be run in person or online as the situation changes). The dates you need to be available for training are: 

Saturday 7th November 2020 (Online: 10:00-12:00)
Saturday 14th November (Online: 10:00-12:00)
Saturday 30th January 2021 (Online 10:00-13:00 and an online small group best practice sharing session)
Saturday 12th June 2021 (Face to Face if Covid-19 restrictions are lifted)

Complete the following course assignments:

  1. Deliver human rights education to children and young people (between Days 1 & 2);
  2. Train a minimum of two other education professionals in HRE (between Days 2 & 3).

Feel free to get in touch with any questions about the programme by emailing us at teachers@amnesty.org.uk or calling 020 7033 6478.

What teachers say

‘Brilliant I’ve met inspirational people and it’s been great to work together to improve human rights education in my school. So pleased I did it’
Course participant, 2017

Of the teachers who've been on our course:

  • 100% would recommend it to a colleague
  • 100% strongly agreed that activities were relevant and useful
  • 91% rated the course as 'excellent'

Hear from teachers on what they thought of the course

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Teacher Programme Course Overview