Global Learning Programme

Funding & CPD for Partner Schools

Being a GLP Partner School that is part of a GLP network gives you access to:

o   support and training via a GLP Expert Centre

o   access to CPD courses funded by GLP e-credits*

How to access your GLP e-credit funding

In order to access GLP e-credits* to fund GLP-approved CPD, Partner Schools need to complete an online questionnaire that tells us about any global learning work already going on in school (no prior experience is required). This will automatically trigger the release of the funding to redeem against GLP-approved CPD, and will also generate the creation of a personalised School Action Plan – providing guidance on possible next steps, customised to each school's needs.

A wide range of CPD is available from local and national providers. Options range from inset days, to workshops, to in-school and online training, so you can find something that suits your school’s requirements. Some of the most popular courses attended so far with GLP funding include Philosophy 4 Children (P4C) and the Global Teacher Award, as well as courses on ‘British values’ and human rights. Courses focused on the curriculum are also available, as well as those that cover specific topics such as sustainability. See our CPD Calendar for the full range of options on both fixed and flexible dates (including in-school and online CPD), and learn how GLP CPD can benefit your school.

The Whole School Audit and your School Action Plan will help you decide which CPD offers to attend, but you can also read our top 5 tips for booking your CPD, and get guidance on the types of CPD available and the providers offering it. You can also find out more about organising bespoke CPD offered by providers.

If you've already used your GLP e-credits* you may be eligible to bid for additional fundingFind out how to bid for more funding

In addition to funding for CPD and the personalised action plan, the GLP provides a wealth of support, including an abundance of free resources, the opportunity to access free online training, curriculum and subject guidance, as well as support as part of a national network.

*The GLP is funded by the UK government. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England. The deadline to book onto GLP-funded CPD* is 29 March 2018, and courses must be attended by 1 June 2018. The GLP in England (GLP-E) is managed by a consortium of partners: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global.