City & Guilds in partnership with EIS is pleased to invite notes of interest for Unit 1 of this fully online programme, available to teachers across Scotland. Funding: Unit 1 is fully funded by the Scottish Government

This SCQF level 11 Masters in Education (MPPA) is designed for practising teachers and educators to develop their skills and experience. The programme is a comprehensive qualification that offers structured supports for self-study, work based development activities and end of unit assignments. It is completed online via City & Guild’s Learning Assistant e-portfolio system.

Unit 1 Reflective practice, teachers and a changing context (Credit value: 30 SHE M points)

This unit will encourage candidates to reflect on their experience through critical reading and professional enquiry. It introduces participants to four recurring themes that will permeate the content and processes of the overall programme, which aspires to prepare teachers embarking on a programme of Career-Long Professional Learning. The themes are:

  • Learning from experience and through reflection informed by reading and enquiry 
  • Principles and requirements of ‘enquiry’ and ‘evidence’ led practice 
  • The role of the accomplished professional as an adaptive expert in a changing context 
  • Understanding the implication and legal requirements relating to equalities and inclusion


Interested? The next steps are:

Email for an application form and/or with any queries you may have.  

  • Unit 1 of this programme is fully funded by the Scottish Government and has an expected completion time of 6 months. 
  • Unit 2 Understanding the standard and developing practitioner enquiry (credit value: 90 SHE M points) is completed over 18 months.
  • Unit 3 Work-based project (credit value: 60 SHE M points) is completed over 12 months. 

Funding levels for Units 2 and 3 are dependent on Scottish Government, however will be part-funded by the candidate, with monthly payment options available.

All candidates who complete a Unit will receive a certificate of unit credit, with those completing all three Units achieving the Masters Professional Practitioner Award (MPPA).