Teacher Training

The ECU is concerned to ensure that teachers are given the best training to ensure that children receive the social and intellectual benefits which chess has to offer. For this purpose, the ECU has contracted with ChessPlus Limited, a company based in London, as its education delivery partner.

ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess

The ECU101 – The SMART Method to Teach Chess training course comprises two days of interactive presentations, group discussions and practical exercises. The focus of the course is on how to teach chess. The course is suitable for teachers and tutors who want to make chess an exciting and educational experience for children.

The ECU School Chess Teacher Certificate is available to those who complete the course and pass an online test taken at the end of the course. The Certificate is endorsed by the European Chess Union (ECU) to recognise that the individual has an adequate level of chess knowledge and is familiar with didactical methods for the classroom.

The course is innovative in content and delivery and was developed in the ECU after a review of best practices in Europe. Attendees give very positive feedback on the course.

The course helps you to build up your teaching skills in chess so as to improve the general educational attainment of children. You can showcase this qualification on your CV and LinkedIn profile. The course qualifies towards Continuing Professional Development and is recognised across Europe by virtue of being accredited by the European Chess Union.

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