Geographical Association face-to-face courses

Find out about our range of CPD courses for primary, secondary and post-16 teachers including leading a department, online GIS, preparing for GCSE exams, planning for Ofsted, fieldwork and much more.




Iceland school trip

Organised by Discover the World Education we are delighted to offer a special school trip to Iceland visiting the famed Golden Circle route and Reykjanes Peninsula and its many volcanic and geothermal features. Three fully-funded student bursary places are availbale. Find out more and view the full itinerary.

FREE training courses in Critical Thinking

Working with SSAT, the GA is offering free training in Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for primary and secondary teachers of geography, history, and citizenship, as part of the new British Council Connecting Classrooms programme. The two-day courses are focused on classroom application, with opportunities to share practice internationally.


GA Study Tours

Each year the GA's International Special Interest Group organises an overseas Study Tour, which aims to introduce geographical educators to key aspects of the contemporary geography of the destination country.




Geographical Association online courses

Each course has been written by a primary or secondary geography specialist and comes complete with resources to use in your classroom. The courses cover a range of themes from outdoor learning to food security.




Special offer on geography training for teachers

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is offering a series of weekend courses for teachers to develop their fieldwork and learning outside the classroom skills. The range of courses cover several geography topics at GCSE and A level and focus on delivering fieldwork within new exam board specifications.

As part of the GA and FSC strategic partnership an offer is available exclusively to GA Members to book a residential weekend for just £30. This fee includes your accommodation, meals and tuition at an FSC field centre. The courses are led by expert FSC field teachers who deliver outdoor learning full time. Courses will be taking place at different FSC centres around the UK. Log-in to get your voucher code.



Post-16 Conference session downloads

Presentation slides, workshop materials and background reading for the GA's Post-16 Conferences. These pages are only available to GA members.




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Dan Guest

Any chance of some more courses in the north-west, especially around the new GCSEs? Millions of people up here - few courses!

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Hi Dan

We do hold training courses and conferences all around the country. Both the 2015 and 2016 Annual Conferences were held at the University of Manchester and we will be returning for the 2018 Conference.

Coming up in Manchester this term we have:
- a free training package in critical thinking for citizenship teachers
- Assessment Beyond Levels: New approaches at Key Stage 3 and creating the foundations for new GCSE’s

Do keep an eye out on the CPD pages as we will be adding more events over the coming months.

If you do a see course you're interested in that isn't easily accessible do get in touch as we have a number of consultants who can come and deliver in your school.


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