Centre for Teaching & Leadership

Azerbaijan British College

Centre for Teaching & Leadership

Centre for Teaching & Leadership

Azerbaijan British College is an institution committed to life long learning.  We invest equally in our students, staff and community alike.  ABC’s Centre for Teaching & Leadership has slowly been developed since 2020 to provide for the learning of our staff and indeed, the next generation of teachers and leaders.  We are proud of our vision and to be part of preparing educators for Azerbaijan’s future prosperity.

Leadership Training:

The Centre for Educational Leadership at the University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Education, is a UK government (DfE) approved provider that offer Masters level National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) in Educational Leadership.   

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has been rated as the world number one for Education for the eighth year in a row by the QS World University Rankings.   

The NPQ’s have a flexible, modular structure that combines modules taken online at the Institute of Education’s, Centre for Educational Leadership and a module each term taken in Baku with a University College London trainer.   Your qualification is accredited by the UK Governments DfE and awarded from University College London.

The Centre for Teaching & Leadership in Baku offer the following courses for teachers and middle leaders, NPQ in leading teaching, NPQ in leading behaviour.  They also offer middle and senior leaders the NPQ in senior leadership.

NPQ brochure

NPQ Application Steps

Teacher Professional Development:

Whilst ABC holds licenses with Educare, that see all our staff gain access to their vast catalogue of high quality online training, we also actively encourage ongoing professional development through a number of linked organizations such as Universities, the Commonwealth Education Trust, The British Council, UNESCO, UNICEF, the Council of International Schools, the Black Seas School Group, Azerbaijani Ministry of Education and the Council of British International Schools.

Teacher Training:

The dynamic and fast developing world of educational science as well as International curriculums and ABC’s high standards often mean that members of staff may require additional training or to update their practice.  We have teamed up with two partners to offer high standards of professional training and qualifications.

Cambridge Diploma of Teaching and Learning

This is a one year course certified and accredited by Cambridge as part of their ‘Professional Development Qualifications’.   They are delivered by Cambridge qualified programme leaders.  The course provides a solid foundation for staff to deliver effectively the international curriculum to meet international standards for teachers.  It is delivered across the year whilst teachers work in the classroom.
Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University Diploma of Pedagogy

This is a one year diploma of initial teacher training that’s provides the tools and knowledge to begin a career in teaching.  ABC has linked up with ASPU and the Ministry of Education to offer this opportunity to the next generation of teachers.  It is an evening course for staff to undertake in preparation for a full time teaching role with us.  It is delivered by ASPU professors.