Professional Learning

The Institute of Learning provides professional learning opportunities include:

Inspiring Learning Forum

Inspiring Learning Forum bring together world-leading researchers and educators to introduce current trends in education and support the work of the IoL through practical, research founded workshops designed for impact on practice. Hundreds of attendees from across China, the UAE, Thailand and Malaysia attended the first two Inspiring Learning events, the focus of which was aligned to education reform in China.

Purposefully designed workshops

Educators in China are offered opportunities to attend workshops that are crafted to support implementation of education reform. The IoL has provided a wide range of workshops that have so far been attended by more than 500 educators from both the Chinese education system and international schools.

Exchanging ideas and observing practice

This occurs through a series of demonstration classes, presentations and meetings between educators from Chinese schools: Wellington College China and other international institutions.

The IoL has delivered more than 1000 hours of direct input and over 200 hours of training and development to Wellington College China staff since its inception.

IoL-led events are impactful; more than 90% of attendees strongly commit to applying professional learning to their practice. An equivalent proportion of attendees indicate their desire for further training and state they would recommend this training to colleagues and friends.


Teacher Training Programme

Wellington College China have partnered with the School of Education at Durham University, UK to provide access to the following qualification: Post Graduate Certificate of Practice in Education Theory (PGCE Theory).

The PGCE Theory is a one-year programme and is taught by Durham University.

Wellington College China can also offer support for applicants wishing to apply for the UK award of qualified teacher status (QTS) and can offer support with professional development. Applicants seeking placements for teacher training within the Wellington and Huili Schools are welcome to contact us for further information.

Academic Content

This is required for the PGCE Theory qualification and is delivered directly by the School of Education, Durham University. Assessment is 2 MA level modules undertaken alongside a Reflective Practitioner Conference. The modules are taught and supported by Academics at Durham University and comprise of:

  • Teaching and Learning
    Self-Directed Study (SDS)

Each module will involve the submission of a 5,000-word assignment following the Reflective Practitioner Conference. Each module accounts for 30 credits towards an MA in Education. Currently this programme is delivered online.

Applications for UK Standard QTS

Teachers working in international or bilingual schools in China may wish to gain Qualified Teacher Status; this qualification is recognised internationally and is a requirement for teachers in UK State schools. This qualification is accessed through the ‘Assessment Only Route’*. Different providers offer this accreditation, and we can offer advice, guidance and signposting for this.

*Assessment Only Route: