British School Muscat is an innovative and inclusive COBIS Training School.
We work in partnership with a number of professional bodies to offer professional training, qualifications and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) opportunities for our staff and our local and international community.
Our extensive range of programs and courses support the development of all staff including: administration, support staff, teachers and leaders in education.
To discover more about our courses open to external applicants, please get in touch.
We are a
COBIS Training School
COBIS is the largest premier global association for British schools overseas, committed to school improvement, safeguarding, and supporting our members and the wider sector.
COBIS Training School
Talking Partners Programme (Primary Practitioners)
Talking Partners is meant as an intervention programme for children EYFS to Year 6. The intervention is to support Bilingual and EAL children as well as children with Speech and Language needs and will support practitioners working in international and bilingual schools. These sessions can be run by both teachers and teaching assistants. Therefore this course is suitable for those working in international settings, for whom communication is a key element of the curriculum.
By the end of the course practitioners will:
- Understand the structure of Talking Partners
- Understand key teaching strategies
- Experience a range of activities to be used practically
- Be equipped to deliver the Talking Partners intervention
75 OMR registration fee, including the resources.
You will be sent an invoice upon sign up, payable via the BSM Accounts Office.
Please note a Non-refundable Course Deposit of 30 OMR should be paid in advance in order to secure your place.
Please follow this link for more information about the Talking Partners Programme
Please fill in the online Google Form ‘Talking Partners for Primary Practitioners’
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning Programme
This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children and young people in a school or college environment. It will enable learners to gain an understanding of elements including children and young people’s development and safeguarding their welfare.
This qualification is suitable for learners who are not yet working in a Level 3 school or college role but are able to achieve at this level. It is also suitable as initial training.
- Learners must be at least 16 years old
- Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification
- Participants attending should have a good level of spoken & written English
Face to face input days to be confirmed.
220 OMR payable on registration
Please follow this link for more information about the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning Course
Please complete the application form and email it to trainingschool@
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status
HLTA status is recognition of your ability to work at a higher level with increased responsibility. Working towards this goal is often regarded as a natural progression for experienced support staff within education. HLTA Status is recognised across the UK.
In order to gain HLTA Status staff must be able to demonstrate they meet 33 standards. The course will consist of 6, 1/2 day online sessions, run January 2023 through to March 2023, with assessment being completed by the end of June 2023. For more information please visit the HLTA North Website
In order to complete the training and gain HLTA Status you must meet certain criteria:
Level 2 qualifications in maths and English or equivalent. If you do not hold the necessary qualifications, access tests are available.
You must be employed, full or part-time, in a school or educational setting, working with children or young people between the ages of three and nineteen.
You must work with individuals and small groups and take whole classes (without a teacher present). You must be fully supported by your school when applying for this programme whether you are school or self-funded.
Please follow this link for more information about the NCFE Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Status Course
Training and Preparation: 180 OMR
Assessment: 220 OMR
Payable on commencement of the programme
Please fill in the online Google Form ‘ HLTA Status Application Form’.
Please speak to your Line Manager and Head of School in the first instance before completing the application form. Your Head of School and/or a member of SLT will need to complete the Google Form to support your application ‘HLTA Preparation Endorsement Form’.
Team Coaching by Jeni Dellman
This coaching programme is designed to build teams who have an awareness of their strengths, developmental points and to support them through any change process.
What you can expect from Jeni Dellman’s coaching programme:
- A bespoke coaching programme designed in collaboration with the organisation
- An understanding of the diversity of teams and relationships which are in place within an educational organisation
- Team coaching which adheres to the ICF principles and code of ethics
- A confidential service: working with the team to support alignment and change
- Knowledge of a range of coaching tools and skills which will be utilised to meet the specific needs of your team.
Option A: This is recommended for relationship coaching of partnerships or small teams
Option B: This is recommended for team coaching
Option C: This is an option for all relationship coaching