ATL courses for members

ATL has your learning and development at the core of our work. We offer courses that use a range of methods and are high quality and high impact.

The professional development programme reflects the diverse and inclusive nature of ATL's membership, and courses have been designed for members in every sector and role. Our courses are skills-based, giving you practical tools that can be taken back into your workplace and beyond.

For an overview of what's on offer, see ATL's professional development brochure (or the ATL/AMiE CPD brochure for Northern Ireland) or read on for more information.

ATL's member courses are roughly grouped into the following themes:

Behaviour Management

Challenging behaviour is one of the most common and demanding scenarios faced by education professionals. Whether you are new to the profession or looking for some new strategies the courses within this section offer you the opportunity to spend a day with colleagues examining these behaviours and to learn some practical tips and techniques to help you have maximum affect in your workplace.

Classroom practice

The courses will help you achieve outstanding classroom practice, interpersonal skills, effective team-working and an understanding of emerging practices and the Ofsted framework.

Getting to excellent: courses for ATL NQTs

As an NQT we know that you have a lot to keep up with: developing your practice while maintaining your knowledge of teaching, learning and behaviour management; ensuring that you can personalise learning and engage pupils via creative and innovative teaching practice.

At ATL we want to help you to develop your skills in a supportive environment with other fellow NQTs. The courses in this section are designed to enable you to learn from practitioners and from one another.

To attend these courses you must upgrade your membership to ATL standard membership.

Working with students with special educational needs

Meeting the needs of all learners is a key aspiration for all education staff. Ensuring inclusion, access to the curriculum and effective teaching methods for all students is challenging.

These courses will help you to develop the understanding and skills required to meet the aspirations of special educational needs (SEN) students.


At ATL we want to be with you all the way through your career from NQT to headteacher, principal or senior leader. We want to support you while working towards becoming a leader and then while working as a leader.

Please note that the online course requires approximately three hours a week study time with an additional two hours for reading.

Support staff conference

At ATL we know that as a support staff employee, accessing CPD and opportunities to meet support staff from other workplaces can be limited. That's why we held the first ever ATL support staff conference on Saturday 8 February 2014 in central London. A report on the day can be found here.

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