African History Project - Black Woman Reading copy Department of Education Empowering Educators | Empowering Students


We offer a number of innovative continuing professional development courses designed to  give history educators the knowledge and skills they need to deliver robust and engaging history programmes.

Our courses support educators with imbuing their curricula with a culture of global citizenship that allows young historians to develop the skills of enquiry and discovery they need to understand the antecedents of the world we live in today and to take their history studies forward.

Foundation Certificate in Teaching Black History in Schools

An innovative programme that comprises 20 hours of study, providing teachers with a robust understanding of the key themes in Black history and how Black historical narratives can be integrated into British and World history syllabuses.

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TASTER LESSON: Critical Evaluation of the National Curriculum

This lesson video is taken from the Foundation Certificate and gives you an insight into how the course is taught. Please also download the Lesson Handout for this lesson which will take you through our approach to the integration of Black historical narratives in to British and World history syllabuses.

Other Courses

The Department runs a wide range of subject knowledge and skills courses in addition to the Foundation Certificate. New course dates are announced periodically so please keep checking this page for updates.

  1. Teaching African History
  2. Teaching Black British History
  3. Teaching World History
  4. Teaching World War II
  5. Teaching Slavery
  6. Teaching African American History

  1. Using Digital Archives for History Teachers
  2. Using Poetry and Music for History Teachers
  3. Effective Powerpoint Design for History Teachers
  4. Advanced Curriculum Design for History Teachers

  1. Building Vision and Delivering Results in KS3 History
  2. Early Career Development for History Teachers

African History Project - Metal Ornament - Altar to the Hand A comprehensive course that will help educators design and deliver engaging and integrated Black history curricula. Teaching
Black History
in Schools
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