Our Professional Development Services reflect and support current developments across the college and wider FE sector, designed around and responsive to current priority areas and key themes.

The role of professionals in the further education sector is constantly evolving and adapting to a range of external and internal pressures and our portfolio of professional development and services has grown to reflect this.  Having provided a range of valuable training, events and professional expertise to the education sector for over 20 years, we have established ourselves as one of the leading providers of innovative professional development services in the eastern region.

ACER’s role in the management of regional projects and as a provider of regional shared services, along with our strong links with providers and sector organisations, gives us insight into the FE sector and has led to the development of our current provision and services.

Taking inspiration from our years of experience, customer feedback, national policies, regional needs and quality initiatives, we are constantly developing our CPD services to match your organisation’s needs and to improve the quality of the sector as a whole.

We offer a flexible service which can be customised to the topics and themes you wish to address and can be delivered at your convenience.  We offer training, development and support across the region, including delivery in your premises. We can offer you exclusive training events, or we can help you spread the cost by sharing between providers.  ACER’s associates bring a wealth of experience, skills and professional expertise to our offer and have supported providers across the FE sector under the inter-connected themes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Leadership and Management, Governance, Quality Improvement and Business Support.

Flexibility and quality are key to everything we do.  Our aim is to help you develop your service and improve the quality of colleges and training providers across the region.

All sessions can be tailored to meet specific needs and requirements so please contact us for more information or to discuss ideas.

If you have a PDS enquiry please contact Christine Stewart on 01480 409300 or email christine.stewart@acer.ac.uk