Learning platforms

Distance Learning

As a regional organisation, we understand the time and travel constraints of our members. Our Distance Learning options allow for flexibility and convenience. Currently, BSME members are eligible for discounts when purchasing Distance Learning products from EduCare, TA College and The Key.

NPQH, NPQSL and NPQML is available 100% online through our exclusive partner in the region, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust

For more information about specific courses, please email the relevant provider

EduCare for Education® is an online learning service which provides unlimited access to a range of CPD Certified training courses written and endorsed by subject experts.
Nine courses in the package have been adapted to reflect the unique needs of International Schools. The entire package of over 20 courses covers a broad range of topics such as:

EduCare Topics

Safer Recruitment for International Schools

Child Protection for International Schools design

Online Safety for International Schools

Health and Safety for International Schools

Food Hygiene

Equality and Diversity

First Aid Essentials for International Schools

Data Protection

  • Each course is independently verified at between 1 and 6 hours of CPD by the CPD Certification Service.
  • Personalised certificates are provided upon course completion to provide evidence of learning, and management reports enable you to track who has completed the training.
  • Reduced Rates and FREE Trials for BSME Schools
  • BSME schools are eligible for an exclusive 10% discount off EduCare for Education®.
  • Contact Laura Brain via email or call +44 1926 436230 to find out more or register for your no-obligation FREE trial

Training Teaching Assistants to really shine since 2006!

The TA College and BSME are proud to be working together to focus on delivering training that makes a genuine difference to the way Early Years Practitioners and Teaching Assistants practice. BSME member schools, and individuals introduced through BSME, are eligible for a discounted rate on a number of our services and products, including two of our most popular Teaching Assistant qualifications and our Effective Teaching Assistant and Early Years Resource Files.

Please fill out the contact form below, contact Geraldine Lowndes via email on geraldine@tacollege.com or call +44 1785 227574 to find out more.

Courses currently available at a discount rate
CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities


This qualification is aimed at those wanting to expand their professional practice so enabling them to provide high-quality, person-centred support. It includes a wide range of criteria with both mandatory and optional units covering areas such as supporting person-centred thinking and planning, promoting communication in health, social care or children and young people’s settings, supporting families who have a child with a disability, understanding the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities, and implementing the positive behavioural support model.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools


This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary, or special schools.

It covers all aspects of Specialist Support including planning, delivering, and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher and, in addition, offers a wide selection of optional units enabling the candidate to specialize in areas such as bilingual support, special educational needs, pastoral care and working as a lead TA.

Our training resource files have been specifically written to enable schools to deliver valuable training without spending many hours developing their own materials.

Each file contains all the materials needed to deliver informative and interactive training, including guidance notes, PowerPoints on CD Rom, handouts, group activities, case studies & thought-provoking reflection, for delivery of over 50 hours of great training by teachers, senior managers, lead TA or Early Years Practitioner.

The Effective Teaching
Assistant Recourse File


The Early Years Resource File


CPD Toolkit provides high-quality materials (including presentations, facilitator support, case studies, practical activities and videos) that can be picked up, easily adapted to local needs and delivered by a training facilitator in your school.
BSME Schools are eligible for a 10% discount on The Key's CPD Toolkit - a new service designed to significantly improve in-school professional development.
There are currently over 100 hours of in-depth training materials, on topics ranging from the principles of good assessment to behaviour management. All the content has been developed in partnership with internationally recognised organisations and subject specialists.
To find out more visit The Key / CPD Toolkit website, or contact their dedicated support team on cpd@thekeysupport.com.

Distance Learning NPQs in BSME Schools

  • Complete DfE accredited leadership development programmes without
  • the need to return to the UK or leave school
  • Qualifications are the gold standard in UK education and fully
  • recognised should you move to the UK
  • Available as distance learning programmes minimising the time spent
  • away from school

For more information or to register email bsme@learningtrust.net


The National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership (NPQML) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a middle leader with responsibility for leading a team.


The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.


The National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) is for those who are, or are aspiring to become, a head teacher or head of school.