Our training platform – 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 our candidates, offering a rich learning experience that caters to the diverse needs of our teaching community. Our online training sessions will help you enhance your teaching skills and stay updated on industry trends within the education sector.


Teachers and teaching assistants have exclusive access to a wide array of professional development resources including online training courses. 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


We’re thrilled to be partnered with The Skills Network, a leading online training provider. Through this collaboration, we offer our candidates access to over 30 Level 2 online training courses designed to help you upskill and reskill in today’s competitive job market.


Candidates have access to a wide array of courses including Working with Individuals with and Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities, Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention, Understanding Autism and Awareness of Mental Health Problems.


Take advantage of this resource to expand your skill set, boost your employability, and take your career to new heights.


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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