Professional Development


The NSEAD aims create a vital, articulate, well-informed community of committed art and design educators and practitioners and to be the key provider of high quality continuing professional development in the subject area.

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The Artist Teacher Scheme

These pages provide full up-to-date information and links to a variety of courses that offer teachers a wide range of opportunities to reappraise, reinforce or re-engage with their own thinking and personal development as artists by extending their awareness of the richness and complexity of contemporary fine art practice. Courses from weekend workshops to Masters level are organised in regional centres as a partnership between the NSEAD, a gallery or museum and a higher education institution.


Conferences and other CPD

Details of forthcoming regional and national events within the United Kingdom and major international conferences. You can use the booking form provided to apply for NSEAD sponsored events. Please contact Anne Ingall for more information.

New Secondary Curriculum

The New Secondary Curriculum in England – the NSEAD was contracted between 2008 and March 2010 to provide subject leadership training for art and design. This legacy area of the site includes a range of case studies, supporting papers and other resources to augment those on the art and design area of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency web site.