Affinity Academy


As part of the Affinity Workforce family, all training opportunities for teachers and support staff for CER are provided via Affinity Academy.


Affinity Academy is designed to empower educators, offering a rich learning experience that caters to the diverse needs of our teaching community. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your teaching skills, stay updated on industry trends, or delve into insightful discussions through webinars and podcasts.


Teachers and teaching assistants will have exclusive access to a wide array of professional development resources including online training courses, webinars, information packs, and podcasts. Some of the training modules offered include Teaching Assistant Toolkits, Safeguarding Refresher Training, SEND, Primary National Curriculum, and Behaviour Toolkits.


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CER x Skills Network Partnership


Embark on a dynamic path of development alongside CER and The Skills Network, part of our innovative training venture at Affinity Academy.


Elevate your journey in your new role with our fully funded training opportunities. Immerse yourself in a selection of over 30 interactive level 3 online learning courses tailored for upskilling, reskilling, and personal development.


Unlock a wealth of engaging resources crafted to cater to diverse learning needs.


Visit the CER x Skills Network page

Training opportunities with CER


Candidates registered with CER also gain access to a wide array of CPD and training opportunities, including:


Team Teach

The CPD run by CER provides a 24-month nationally- recognised qualification. The main objective of Team-Teach is to develop skills in positive behaviour support including:

•    Verbal and non-verbal communication
•    Diversion & de-escalation
•    Safe & effective interventions


Autism Awareness

Autism awareness is a free CPD course that provides strategies and information at an introductory level, which can then be used and applied within a classroom setting.


Preparing for the Classroom

The Preparing for the Classroom course is aimed at cover supervisors, NQTs and teachers who have been out of the classroom for a while.


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