The ECU Education Commission launched the ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate scheme to recognise educators with adequate knowledge and ability to teach chess in the classroom. The certification was developed following the Declaration by the European Parliament on 15th March 2012 that chess in schools should be encouraged for educational purposes.

By providing relevant and practical insights, the ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess training course has supported schools, federations and more than a thousand individuals in their professional development and journey towards using chess as an effective educational tool to prepare children for life, since 2017.

The course certificate title qualifies towards Continuing Professional Development and is recognised across Europe by virtue of being accredited by the European Chess Union.

Graduate Database

Please contact info.edu@europechess.org for more information.

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