PD North is the home of the Northern Professional Exchange, a project managed by ccConsultancy on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.

If you would like to find out how you can join a Professional Exchange Network (or PEN for short), contact us.

“Sharing and collaboration are key to this profession and I am proud to be a part of that.”

PD North member, Myerscough College

What is a Professional Exchange?

Professional Exchanges are regional hubs that enable FE practitioners to share their knowledge and skills. Supported by the Education and Training Foundation, there are currently over 2500 members of the Exchanges nationally.

Why join PD North?

Joining PD North will enable you to share and develop your practice from your own and other organisations in the North of England. We currently have 13 exchanges all around the North of England:

North West

  • Maths
  • English
  • Teaching, Learning & Assessment (TLA)
  • Creative Writing

Yorkshire & Humberside

  • Maths
  • English
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

North East & Cumbria

  • Apprenticeships
  • Early Years
  • Digital
  • Health & Social Care
  • Prevent & Safeguarding

We also have a virtual exchange accessible by those in the north and beyond, focusing on Practitioner Action Research.

What’s involved?

You’ll meet at least two times over the year with your exchange group. Between those meetings, you’ll be encouraged to keep the conversation going on an online platform chosen by your group e.g. Zoom, Edmodo, Whatsapp, Padlet etc. You’ll have ongoing support from your Regional Lead and the PD North team.

What else does PDNorth offer?

PDNorth has a twice monthly newsletter (subscribe here!) filled with exchange highlights, recommended resources, CPD opportunities, blogs, regional events and how-to videos.

A Youtube channel with videos exploring the hows and whys of digital platforms in teaching and learning.

An open blog written by practitioners for practitioners.

A Twitter account (@PDNorth1720) which will allow you to keep up to date with the exchanges, events and opportunities happening in the North.

How do we join?
To join and for further information, contact your PD North Regional Lead by following the link below.

Click here to find out who to contact in your region.