Available courses

The aim of this course is to explore the different views around sexuality education at schools, and to discover and understand more about the interpretation of research and statistics. We will also investigate a clear understanding of sexuality, sexual behaviour, awareness, and sexual exploitation.  As teachers, we also need to reflect on our own comfort or discomfort around some of the areas of sexuality education.  Finally, we will discuss the important considerations for effective sexuality education.  

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn (John Cotton Dana)

A process of support for educators feeling overwhelmed by the CPTD system and insight into career and personal benefits from such a system.

Due to the challenging times teachers face as a result of Covid-19 this course is aimed to assist you in supporting your colleagues and learners who may have lost loved ones. We look at the differences between loss, bereavement and grief, understanding how to talk to children about loss, and what is important to say and not to say.

This course will give you a better understanding of how to identify emotions, regulate your emotions, be mindful of the emotions of others, and be effective in dealing with relationships.

Acknowledging that teaching is a very stressful profession and considering the fact that chronic stress can have a long-term effect on mental and physical health, the aim of this course is to create awareness of the signs and symptoms related to stressful life and work conditions.

This course highlights the negative impact of stress and emphasizes that knowledge about the protective factors can mitigate the effects of stress and promote mental health.

This course is also suitable for ECD practitioners.

This course is aimed at supporting school leadership to develop a technology integration plan for the school.

The intention of this course is to unpack 5 concepts which form an integral part of Digital Wellness. As an educator, you will continuously be confronted with issues as a result of learners being connected. 

The content of this course aims to enable you to be more aware of what is happening and how to manage your own knowledge base on the topic.  It encourages you to think of creative ways in which you can also enable your learners regardless of the subject you teach.

Acknowledging the need for a certain amount of knowledge on how to go about recognising, problem solving and assisting in the initial stages of helping a child at risk, this course aims to address those needs.

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality

This course will enable you to ensure your teaching environment is safe for yourself and your students. To this end, by the end of the course, you will know how to perform a workplace inspection.

This course will help you to understand the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 from 1993 and the School Safety Framework of 2016 and to compile a basic compliance checklist for your work environment

Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve all project goals within the given constraints.  This course aims to introduce you to the basics of project management.

This course is aimed at teachers who are starting to use technology in the classroom for the first time.  It focuses on the basic skills a teacher requires to teach successfully in the 4th industrial era.

The course has practical elements, in other words, you need to create and upload documents to be successful. Please ensure you have enough time to complete the activities. 

This Course is aimed at supporting School Leadership to improve Communication in the school and community.

When parents divorce , children may turn to teachers and others in their schools, because they are already important people in their lives.

This course aims to provide information which emphasizes the importance of the educators' role in dealing with such matters and points out the legal framework in which assistance to the child can be offered. 

This course is suitable for ECD practitioners.

This course has been developed to support school leadership to develop a school environment, in which racial and ethnic diversity is known, understood and respected towards and inclusive, non-racial, tolerant and accommodating teaching and learning environment.

Managing politics in schools is a leadership skills course that focuses on the ability to prepare for and address the pressure of a highly politicised school environment in South Africa.

This course has been developed to enable teachers to support learners to deal with the demands of social media and find a balance towards positive impact. 

The course also highlight the teachers' own use of screen time and the example set for learners. This course is also suitable for ECD practitioners. 

The aim of this course is to support learners who experience barriers to learning. As teachers we have the responsibility to identify challenges, report to SBST and support learners and their parents to get the best support for the learner to achieve his/her full potential.

This course is aimed at empowering teachers to have a greater understanding of teenage depression and suicide. It will enable the teacher to identify the symptoms and seek support in time.

Learners today are confronted with many kinds of trauma i.e. violence in the home, bullying, accidents, robberies, divorce and death of a loved ones etc. Not all learners manifest overt signs of these encounters and educators therefore, could benefit from information about the signs, hidden or otherwise, that can present in learners in the classroom. The course dedicates a portion to the understanding of how trauma affects the brain and learning process. Lastly, the course deals with the matter of how educators may respond to the learners’ needs and also refer to their SBST or other helping professionals.

This course is a personal resource for educators focusing on the management of change.  As teachers we deal with change every single day, not only in our own life but we also have to deal with learners dealing with change.  

This course aims to give us a better understanding of the human response to change, measure how we manage resistance to change and how we benefit of embracing change.  And lastly we will also look at resources for the benefit of managing change.

This course has been developed to enable teachers to assist learners to perform according to their full potential, this implies dealing with extreme fear of failure, Physiological distress, under achievement, insecurity, inability to concentrate, self-doubt, panic, increased perspiration, increased heart rate and procrastination.

This course has been developed to support School leadership to develop a school environment, in which cultural diversity is known, understood and respected towards an inclusive, tolerant and accommodating teaching and learning environment.

This course consists of 8 short units addressing the importance of the relationship between educators and learners.  It explores healthy ways of managing these relationships and makes us aware of the challenges specifically around communication via social media and crossing boundaries of professional conduct.

This course aims to empower teachers to celebrate diversity in the staff-room, be more aware of the role you play in the group, manage boundaries and deal with conflict and finally dealing with and managing authority.

Growing awareness, making healthy choices and embracing the advantages of being connected.

The aim of this course is to provide Teachers with guidelines on how to deal and communicate with parents when sensitive matters concerning their child arise.

An outline is provided on how to structure and envisage a more formal face-to-face meeting. It also intends to construct a practical way of directing the meeting, finding a practical way of directing the meeting , finding solutions and consolidating this into a written output of the teacher/ parent conversations.

The course also touches on less formal communication and how it can be managed in such a way to not infringe on the Teachers' personal time.

The course is designed to form a unit that include a number of critical skills that need to be revisited by principals in the changing environment of school leadership and management. As part of their personal career development, principals could select from a series of short courses (2 hour courses for easy personal access) to build a complete leadership management toolkit relevant to their own career and to the development of their learners. Towards such personal objective this course form part of the following course themes: My position as a leader, managing politics in schools, creating a vision for my school, managing racial and cultural diversity in schools, school leadership and communication skills, Enriched parent and community participation and problem solving in the school environment.

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the implementation and establishment of mentor and mentorship programme in the school environment.