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Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)

1. What is Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CICTL)?

Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning is a 5 month part time course for interested individuals who holds any recognised Certification, Diploma or Degree; and currently involved in any form of teaching or training activities; who wish to be qualified teachers/ tutors/ trainers.

This covers 3 units:
-Understanding Principals of Learning and Teaching
-Teaching an Effective Lesson
-Facilitating Active Learning Through Effective Teaching

Activities include lectures, tutorials, presentation, forum discussions and classroom practice and assignments.

It does not only help you to learn how to design and implement your own module but gives you tips and guidelines on how to become a good and marketable trainer as well.

This programme is a Certificate at Professional Level and will definitely upgrade your professional portfolio. It is directly accredited by the Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE, UK).

2. What type of qualification will I receive?

The CICTL cert is internationally recognised and not a local cert, though also strongly accepted in Singapore. The name and logo of the Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE, UK) is printed on your certificate.

We have many graduates who went on to teach in Universities, Polytechnics International Schools as well as do training in Multi-National Companies, using the Certificate.

Our Graduates have gone on to teach/train in:

* NPS International School, Singapore
* DPS International School
* NUS High School
* Management Institute of Singapore
* Mindchamps
* St Francis Methodist School
* Rosemount Kindergarten
* Overseas Family School
* Global Indian School
* Canadian International School
* Chatsworth International School
* British Council
* Republic Poly
* Nanyang Poly
* Temasek Poly
* Singapore Poly
* JuzMusic
* Creative Education
* Seedlings Patch
* SAE Institute of Singapore
* APMC Pte. Ltd.
* Line Fast Pte. Ltd.
* Scantruck Engineering Pte. Ltd.
* Aspial Corporation Ltd.

The course will give you more ideas and better lesson delivery, sharing of best global practices and ultimately an internationally recognized teaching qualification that you can use globally.

This is definitely a good investment for your future professional plan.

3. How “internationally” recognized is the CICTL?

The Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE, UK) is the same institution that conducts the GCE O and A Level (local and International versions) certification programmes worldwide. Their reputation is second to none in this field and they enjoy a high standing internationally. We have graduates who are now working in International Schools and other related institutions abroad because of the CICTL and CIDTT.

4. What subjects are taught in CICTL?

There are no academic subjects delivered within the programme. The units discuss a whole pedagogical / andragogical framework.

As a candidate, you choose your own domain area of expertise or main subject. You are taught how to design, develop, implement, assess and evaluate your own curriculum. We do not teach the “what”, but we teach you the “how”.

5. Are there exams for CICTL?

There are no formal theory exams. However, you are required to submit a teaching and learning portfolio for wherein a template is provided. The trainer will vet through it first before final submission to Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE, UK).

Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) is an extension of the CELTA Cert. The programme is basically teaching students, whose English is not their first language. The teaching is normally done in their own country. This helps teachers to travel to countries open to learn the English language.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardised test of English language proficiency

6. Is there a higher Diploma after this Certificate in Teaching and Learning?

This Certificate has been proven to open many doors in the training and teaching world. Based on feedback from corporations as well as academic and tertiary institutions, many prefer their trainers and teachers to have a recognized teaching/training Cert as it would be evidence of skills learnt. Once having this Certificate, many graduates are encouraged to advance their qualification in their field of expertise instead of in education per se.

You can however, enrol in the Diploma Programme (CIDTL). We also encourage you to get a Master’s Degree in your professional field with the qualification.

7. Will this course enhance my tutoring/teaching career?

It enhances your existing qualifications in a specific subject area. It will give you better and more ideas in effectively delivering your lessons, especially if you incorporate them in your other subjects.

8. Can I teach in the government school using the CICTL?

You can teach in private schools, International Schools, and Polytechnics. Only NIE trained teachers can teach in government schools in Singapore. However, we have graduates who used the CICTL and CIDTT to get into the NIE program.

9. Where can I know more about the details and subjects taught under the CICTL programme?

You can click on the following link:


10. Are there other reading materials or resources the Centre provides aside from the CICTL course materials?

Yes. You can google or search for the following contents and subjects:

– Vygotsky and Bruner on the concept of ‘Scaffolding’
– Benjamin Bloom on ‘task design’
– Bloom’s Taxonomy
– Black and William’s on ‘praise sandwich technique’
– Ian Barker for interpretation of assessment results.

11.Why is GIG International School not listed in the CAIE website?

All Cambridge Centres are not listed in their website based on UK Privacy law.

However you can write in to CAIE for verification on the email address found in the CAIE website.

12. Do you have online course for CICTL?

We do not have one at the moment.