Who and Where we are

Development Education Centres in England

The Consortium of DECs consists of 23 members across England, each an independent local-based not-for-profit organisation whose core work is the support and delivery of global learning to schools and communities.

18 Hours
Events and Education, First Floor, Rock House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1DT

Beacons DEC (Malvern)
The Good Shepherd, Walwyn Road, Upper Colwall, WR13 6PL

Brighton Peace and Environment Centre
Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PB

CDEC: Developing Global Learning (Cheshire)
3 The Mount, Boughton, Chester CH3 5UD

Centre for Global Education (York)
York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX

CGE York advances education for the public benefit in subjects relating to global issues within the City Of York, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. We achieve our charitable objects through a variety of activities, including:

  • delivery of CPD to teachers, lecturers, assistants, and post-graduates
  • work with community groups and charities
  • promoting racial harmony, equality and diversity through funded projects
  • supporting schools by encouraging and celebrating their active citizenship
  • sharing our global work through our website, newsletters and social media

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Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR

Cornwall Association for Development Education
Tony Potterton
2 Treclago View, Valley Truckle, Camelford, Cornwall, PL32 9AD

Craven DEC
St Andrew’s Church, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 2JE

Cumbria DEC
Low Nook, Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BB

Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC) has been working since 1984 to inspire young people and their teachers in Cumbria to engage with, understand and take responsibility, individually and together, for the world in which they live and contribute to making it a fair and sustainable place. We have done this by working in partnership with teachers and young people to provide opportunities and activities that encourage critical thinking and global awareness.

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Development Education Centre South Yorkshire  DECSY
Scotia Works, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE

DECSY works with teachers and many others involved in education to promote a development and global perspective in the curriculum. DECSY staff specialise in Philosophy for Children, delivering SAPERE validated Level 1 and Level 2 training as open courses and as whole staff training in schools nationally and internationally. Our staff also have expertise in PSHE and Citizenship, SMSC, Gender Equality, Geography, History, Sustainability, Cultural Diversity and Inter-cultural understanding across EYFS, Primary and Secondary. We run curriculum development projects with teachers reflecting these diverse areas of learning.

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Development Education in Dorset
West Moors Middle School, Heathfield Way, Ferndown, BH22 0DA

Devon Development Education
The Global Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG

Edji Training
Clockhouse Farmhouse, Cowfold, RH13 8DL

GLADE – Centre for Global and Developmental Education (Somerset)
Resources for Learning, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4RL

Global Education Derby
1st Floor Office, 7 John Street, Derby, DE1 2LU

Global Education Derby works together with young people, communities and educators to bring about personal, local and global change for a fairer, more sustainable world. We work in both formal and non formal education sectors, with youth work and school based activity.

Our core geographical area is Derbyshire but offer support to Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire schools in partnership with other local CPD providers.

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Global Link (Lancaster)
YMCA, New Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1EZ

Global Link’s mission statement is ‘Creative learning and action for a more just and sustainable world’. We deliver projects, workshops and training (CPD)  in schools and the wider community, with both young people and adults. This includes bringing refugee visitors into schools, holding simulated European Parliament and United Nations conferences, delivering digital storytelling workshops and touring our our interactive multi-media ‘experience’ of asylum seeking Escape to Safety.

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HEC Global Learning Centre (London)
PDC, 229 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6AD
020 7364 6405

HEC Global Learning Centre, based in London, promotes the values, aims and principles of global learning through all areas of education. Working to support schools in Tower Hamlets and across London, we work collaboratively and as a part of wider networks to develop global learning in schools and communities.

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Leeds DEC
233-237 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS

Leicester Masaya Link Group
Forest Lodge Education Centre, Charnor Road, Leicester LE3 6LH

Liverpool World Centre
At Toxteth TV building, 37-45 Windsor Street, Liverpool L8 1XE

One World Centre, Isle of Man
Thie Garey Ny Cloie, Foxdale Road, St Johns, Isle of Man IM4 3AS

The One World Centre has a regular pattern of work with schools which includes a Primary Short Film competition, a Fairtrade Conference for Primary schools, a Poetry Slam for Year 7 students and the One World Charity Challenge for Year 12 students.  In addition we offer workshops, provide work experience and offer CPD on Global Learning (including the Global Teacher Award).

Each year we provide a Global Village on the Manx National Day, 5th July.  This provides an opportunity for local charities that are working internationally to showcase their work.  It also celebrates the wealth of diversity on the Island with food from different countries and displays of dancing, music and martial arts.

We look for new opportunities of raising awareness of global issues and have provided a wiki to enable people to upload their connections between the Isle of Man and the wider world.

Reading International Solidarity Centre
35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS

Wiltshire Global Education Centre
The Upper Office, The Dutch Barn, Elm Tree Park, Manton, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1PS



World Educational Development Group Pestalozzi International DEC Humanities Education Centre Reading International Solidarity Centre Global Edcuation Milton Keynes DEEL (Development Education Essex Ltd.) Leicester Masaya Link Group MUNDI Global Education Centre Global Education Derby Beacons DEC Bridges - Making Global Connections South Yorkshire DEC Development Education Project Cheshire DEC Liverpool World Centre Kent and the Wider World NEAD Brighton Peace and Environment Centre Wiltshire Global Education Centre Centre for Global Awareness Development Education in Dorset GLADE Devon DEC Cornwall Assoc for Development Education Hull DEC Leeds DEC Lancashire Global Education Centre Centre for Global Education, York Craven DEC Global Link Tees Valley One World Centre CDEC - Cumbria One World Centre Isle of Man