Expert teaching education, delivered virtually
Virtual study combines the benefits of an in-person course with the convenience of online study
Tuesdays during term-time, 4.30pm-7.30pm
Starts Tuesday 26th September 2023
Accessible from around the world
Our virtual programme is accessible from around the world, and we’ve had students study with us from South Africa, Australia and the US.
To join the programme from outside the UK:
You’ll need a good, reliable internet connection that can handle live video streaming.
Check that you’ll be able to attend the virtual lessons in your time zone.
Lead Instructor - Matt Bromley
Our Lead Instructor is Matt Bromley. Matt’s an inspiring, engaging speaker with incredible enthusiasm for ongoing professional development and developing best practice in schools. He has worked with Teacher Training UK leading our seminars on such topics as theories, principles and models of learning, designing an inclusive curriculum and reflective practice.
Matt is an accomplished education writer and advisor who has accumulated more than two decades of experience in teaching and leadership. He has held positions such as secondary school headteacher, principal, FE college vice principal, and MAT director. In addition, he is a proficient public speaker, trainer, and school improvement lead, and he also serves as a primary school governor. Matt has contributed to several newspapers and magazines, authored several best-selling education books, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences and events.
Seminars are hosted by a number of eminent guest speakers and experts in their field of education, such as Dylan Wiliam, Amy Matthews, Andy Griffith, Joe Toko and Simon Ellis. See our full list of speakers.
The virtual programme follows the same curriculum as the in-person course and is taught over weekly seminars. You’ll be expected to join our live classes every week and participate alongside other students. You’ll have opportunities to interact with the tutors and fellow students in activities and breakout rooms.
We use a bespoke platform for our virtual classroom: a purpose-built platform for education which goes beyond what traditional video conferencing software was designed for. It allows breakout sessions, real-time quizzing and activities and is overall much more engaging for learners than the didactic approach.
We recommend 3 hours per week of independent study, with assignments due over the course of each term. You’ll have access to Perlego Library, an online library of over 1 million academic texts which you can use to support your learning.
I'm definitely the sort of person who finds it hard to ask for help sometimes, and I found myself never embarrassed to ask any questions, any time of day. I can send an email and I know they'll be answered promptly.