The Teacher Mentor Centre (TMC) is the hub of professional and personal development for all faculty members of the school. The centre is committed to bringing inspiration, innovation and joy into every teaching and learning practice in school. Teachers are empowered to become confident, responsible, innovative, reflective and engaged practitioners. The centre helps faculty members to inculcate the APL values and align with the Cambridge Teacher Standards. Aside from providing personal mentoring sessions the TMC, along with a team of trainers, organises in-house training programmes.

The training programmes are largely related to pedagogy and skill-based requirements of teachers. These sessions are designed on an experiential and interactive format. The centre also works closely with schools and other institutions that seek bespoke enrichment programs for their teachers. Based on requests and individual needs, personalised plans are created to cater to their requirements.

Ikigai Lab 

This is a physical space in the TMC that is being developed based on the Japanese concept of “ikigai” celebrating joie de vivre, inspiring teachers to live life in celebration of each moment. Here, teachers keep their daily deliverables aside, and engage in little reflective self-help activities. Reading materials, reference books, and activities to relax the body, calm the mind and calibrate emotions are provided for faculty members. The objective is to empower teachers to emerge as inspiring role models radiating with inner awareness, and a joy for learning.

Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning

APL Global School is an accredited center for Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning. We have been successfully providing this professional development qualification since 2010.

The diploma program consists of 3 modules. As mentioned in the syllabus for 2020, 2021 and 2022, Module 1 can be taken on its own as the Certificate. Candidates can then progress to Modules 2 and 3 to complete the Diploma.

This diploma programme is planned and supervised by a certified Programme Leader. The course is available for both in-house teachers and external faculty members. Registration is open throughout the year. Individual mentoring and personalised workshops are conducted to ensure that candidates emerge successfully as reflective practitioners and inspiring world class educators. 

Eligibility: As stipulated in the syllabus for 2020, 2021 and 2022,

Candidates need to :

  • be a full- or part-time teacher employed in an educational institution such as a school, college, university, or adult training centre 
  • teach in their current school over a full academic year, for a minimum of 24 weeks and a minimum of six hours per week 
  • have the regular support of a mentor who understands the essential principles that underpin this qualification, and can provide helpful advice and observations 
  • teach a group with a minimum of six learners 
  • be responsible for planning, teaching, and formatively assessing groups of learners.

Language requirements: As mentioned in the syllabus for 2020, 2021, and 2022, to take part in the programme candidates are required to have sufficient competence in English with a recommended minimum requirement of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System. 

Duration: A candidate may take not less than one year to complete the Diploma. 

Support: The candidate will be supported by at least 50 hours of guided sessions for each module. These will be arranged during working days and over Saturdays. This format is kept flexible and asynchronous and non-traditional, with a combination of online and face-to-face sessions based on prevailing factors. Candidates will be provided with adequate support and resource materials. 

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Applications are welcome throughout the year.

The bouquet of teacher training programs includes :

  • Subject-specific workshops
  • Workshops on various aspects of teaching pedagogy (bespoke programs)
  • Grey Matters – a course on developing an inclusive approach to teaching


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