Like all professionals, Teachers, Principals, Deputy Principals and Heads of Department (HODs) need to grow their knowledge and skills throughout their careers. They need to continuously update and broaden their knowledge and skills to strengthen their capacity to help children with learning, understanding and development. This is professional development.
Teachers, Principals, Deputy Principals and HODs need to acquire 150 Professional Development (PD) Points in a three year cycle. PD Points can be acquired through activities initiated by the Teacher, the school as well as through activities initiated externally such as training through a the South African Council for Educators (SACE) approved provider who provides SACE endorsed courses (like Edutel).
CPTD was implemented in January 2014, starting with Principals and Deputy Principals who need to acquire 150 PD Points within a 3 year cycle. In January 2015 Heads of Departments were implemented and in January 2016 Post Level 1 Teachers were implemented. CPTD is part of SACE’s Code of Professional Ethics for Educators and therefore participation in CPTD is compulsory.
All Educators must sign-up manually or electronically on the CPTD-IS before they participate in their first cycle.
Please take note that you cannot register to be a SACE member through Edutel. You will need to do this electronically or at your nearest SACE office. Visit SACE’s website for more information.
The purpose is to encourage Teachers to become better at their jobs and to encourage communities to become better sites of teaching, learning and development.
Edutel is a SACE approved provider with courses that are SACE endorsed. Some of the SACE endorsed courses that Edutel offers include:
|NQF Level||Title||PD Points|
|05 & 06||Certificate in Principalship||60|
|06||Develop a Portfolio to Demonstrate School Management and Leadership|
|05 & 06||School Management and Leadership in the SA Context||15|
|06||Overview of School Leadership and Management Principles||15|
|06||Managing Resources and Systems||15|
|06||Manage Policy, Planning School Development and Governance||15|
|06||Manage Teaching and Learning||15|
|05||Conduct Outcomes-Based Assessment||15|
|06||Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-Based Assessments||15|
|95||Demonstrate Effective Language Skills in School Management & Leadership||15|
|03||Applying Knowledge of HIV/AIDS in the Workplace||15|
|04 & 05||Mentoring Learners||15|
|05 & 06||Developing Outcomes-Based Learning Programmes||15|
|06||Design Integrated Assessments||15|
|04 & 05||Skills Development Facilitator||75|
|04||Administer School Assets||10|
|04||Prepare and Monitor the Budget of a School||10|
|05||Conducting a Skills Analysis for Skills Development Purposes||15|
|03||Coaching within the School Environment||15|
|02, 03 & 04||Exploring 2-and 3-Dimensional Space in Different Contexts||60|
|02, 03 & 04||Use Mathematics to Investigate Life and Work Issues||60|
|02||Working with Number Systems and Patterns||30|
|03||Using Number Bases and Measurement Units||15|
|02 & 04||Statistics and Life Related Problems||30|
Please click here to see our brochure for more information on CPTD, or more information on how to register as well as for information on the SACE endorsed courses that Edutel offers.