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Apple RTC - Regional Training Centre



The Burton-On-Trent Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) opened at The de Ferrers Academy Trent Campus in September 2013 and during the last 6 years, nearly 1500 educators from across the UK and Europe have visited and taken part in our free workshops. We have also run bespoke workshops at several Midland schools, for Initial Teacher Education students at The University of Nottingham and The University of Derby and for groups of teachers from Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Apple Regional Training Centres deliver courses to build the skills and confidence of educators to use Apple technology inside and outside the classroom. We are a community who share best practices and inspire excellence through teaching with Apple technology. Best of all, every workshop is free.

All of our workshops are run by highly experienced teachers and focus on learning and pedagogy with digital tools, not just the technical aspects. Our trainers are all Apple Teachers and include 2 Apple Distinguished Educators and an Apple Professional Learning Specialist.

Several of the new courses and workshops this year are designed to help attendees with earning their badges towards gaining official Apple Teacher status (see ).

Why book a place on our workshops?

  • Experienced trainers based at an Apple DIstinguished School
  • Innovative and inspirational ideas
  • Material and ideas aimed at all levels of education, from early years to Higher Education
  • Course materials and refreshments provided
  • Excellent feedback
  • All workshops are FREE!

Follow us on Twitter: @RTCBurton 

** UPDATE: 16/3/20 - Due to the national situation with regards to coronavirus, upcoming RTC sessions may be suspended. 

New workshops for 2019 - 2020 include:

  • Getting started with iPad and mobile technology. 
  • Assessment For Learning with iPad 
  • How to use iPad effectively in the Primary Classroom 
  • Get Creative with iPad and Apple technology 
  • Advanced Masterclass: Using iPad and digital tools in Science and Maths
  • Advanced masterclass: Becoming an iPad Champion


You can book up to 5 places on each course, using the links to the Eventbrite booking website. There are limited places available and we ask that you please let us know in advance if someone is unable to turn up, so we can offer the place to someone else.

Workshops are open to anyone involved in education, including school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, ICT technicians, support staff and student teachers.

All delegates will be encouraged to bring their own iPad, so that we can share workshop resources via iTunes U and AirDrop, although we can provide iPads with apps pre-installed for anyone that does not have one.

All workshops will take place at The de Ferrers Academy, Burton-On-Trent, on either Trent Campus,  (DE13 0LL) or the new Sixth Form Campus (DE14 2NJ). 

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UPDATE: You can now book free tickets for The Time Machine: A Sleuth IT game Literacy taster session with Apple Professional Learning Specialist Joe Moretti: 

Trent Campus   Friday 27th March 09:00 - 15:00

Click here to book your free place (limited space): 

Book tickets here 


Workshops for 2019 - 2020

1. Introduction to iPad - Monday 30th September 2019  [3:30pm - 5:00pm]  

Trent Campus

Get to grips with how to use your iPad as a powerful teaching & learning tool. This free workshop will include:

   (a) iPad orientation tour 

   (b) hands-on guide to using the built-in Apple tools 

   (c) a quick look at the best free apps 

   (d) 20 quick win ideas for using your iPad as both a teacher and as a learner. 

   (e) loads of top tips and power user hints

We will also help you to earn your first Apple Teacher badge.

Book tickets here: 


2. Assessment For Learning with iPad - Wednesday 13th November 2019  [2:30pm - 4:30pm]

Sixth Form Campus

Find out the best free tools to use to enhance digital workflow, feedback, dual coding & retrieval practice in classrooms. Discover the best approaches to leverage the potential of mobile devices to achieve impact on learning outcomes.

This free workshop will include:

   (a) Hands-on sessions to try a range of AFL and feedback tools

   (b) Free infographics and guides on the best approaches for using online tools for Retrieval Practice,   Dual Coding and more

   (c) Advice on incorporating ideas into the curriculum for different phases and subjects

 Book tickets here:


3. How to use iPad effectively in the Primary Classroom -  Monday 6th January 2020  [2:00pm - 4:00pm]  

Trent Campus

Discover how to  make iPad an invaluable tool for teaching & learning in primary schools. This free workshop will include:

   (a) iPad orientation tour 

   (b) Hands-on sessions using a range of exciting apps

   (c) a look at the best free apps for literacy and numeracy projects

   (d) 20 quick win ideas for using your iPad in a primary classroom

   (e) Ideas to support coding and computing in KS1 and KS2

We can also help you to earn some of your Apple Teacher badges.

Book tickets here:   


4. Get Creative  with iPad & Apple Technology - Wednesday 26th February 2020   [2:30pm - 4:30pm]

Sixth Form Campus

** Please note revised date above **

Find about free ideas and resources for making your own video, music, drawing and photography projects to develop creativity inside and outside of the classroom. Discover the free Everyone Can Create curriculum resources for teachers.

This free workshop will include:

   (a) Hands-on sessions to try a range of creative tools for creating music, video, photography and much more

   (b) Dozens of ideas for projects that can be embedded in subjects or used for cross curricular projects

   (c) Links to the Everyone Can Create curriculum from Apple Education

Book tickets here: 


5. Advanced Masterclass: iPad & digital tools in Maths & Science lessons - Monday 20th April  2020   [2:00pm - 4:00pm]

Trent Campus

Experience the best tools and ideas to fully embed mobile technologies into Science and Maths lessons to achieve positive impact and enhance learning

This free workshop will include:

   (a) Demonstrations of the latest apps and tools to use with iPad

   (b) Hands-on sessions looking at assessment, workflow and content creation in Maths & Science

   (c) Examples of embedding apps into practical work and contextual projects

   (d) Tips on harnessing the built in sensors and measuring tools of iPad

Book tickets here: 


6. Advanced Masterclass: Become an iPad Champion - 18th June 2020 [1:30pm - 4:30pm]

Sixth Form Campus 

Experience a wide range of advanced skills and tools from expert Apple Professional learning Specialists and Apple Distinguished Educators to challenge your practice and become a confident iPad superuser.

This free workshop will include:

   (a) A look at some of the best apps to extend your experience of educational technology

   (b) Ideas on developing high impact CPD programmes

   (c) Hands-on sessions in advanced AFL and feedback

   (d) A taster of ways to include AR & VR in lessons

   (e) Links to great free resources by world experts

Book tickets here 


Click below to download the workshop flyer for 2019 - 2020: