June 19, 2023
How to get into Teaching without a PGCE
If you’ve ever looked at becoming a teacher, then you’ve probably found that the PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) is one of the most common qualifications needed on the pathway to becoming a teacher in England. To obtain a PGCE qualification, you must first have a degree graded at 2:2 or higher in a relevant subject, […]Read more
May 24, 2023
CTLLS Qualification Guide: Everything You Need To Know
If you’re working in the education sector, we’re going to assume you’ve heard of the CTLLS qualification. Often pronounced as “kettles”, CTLLS, aka the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, is a UK qualification recognised nationally, which has now been replaced by the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET). What is […]Read more
May 23, 2023
What is the difference between EQA and IQA?
If you’re working in the education and training sector, you’re most likely following external and internal quality assurance practices, possibly without even realising it. But when it comes to quality assurance and the individuals involved in it, it’s quite common to be unclear about the difference between EQA and IQA, and what these professionals actually […]Read more
May 10, 2023
What is the difference between Teaching and Assessing?
When it comes to teaching and assessing, there are a surprising amount of areas where they overlap. However, when it comes to the difference between teaching and assessing, their foundations are very different. Let’s dive in! Teaching Teaching is where you pass on your skills and knowledge to other people – this could be in […]Read more
May 1, 2023
Which IQA qualification do I need?
If you’re looking to start or advance your career in Internal Quality Assurance (IQA), then you might be wondering which is the best qualification to suit your needs. After all, there are several IQA qualifications available – all with deceptively similar titles! This leaves a lot of people wondering – which IQA qualification do I […]Read more
April 24, 2023
What can you do with a DET Qualification?
Earning a DET qualification opens many doors for those looking to pursue a career in education. Students who have completed the Level 5 DET can go on to earn Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status to become qualified teachers, enhance their existing teaching role or take on new employment. In this blog post, we’re […]Read more
April 17, 2023
Adult Education Training Acronyms: Your Ultimate Guide
If you’re diving into the world of adult education and training, then chances are you’ve already come across some of these confusing adult education training acronyms. In fact, the whole education sector is rife with acronyms, initials and odd little three-letter addendums. You’re certainly not alone if you think these are confusing, inconsistent and generally […]Read more
April 3, 2023
Which Quality Assurance qualification do I need?
Within the education and learning sector, having the right quality assurance qualifications can make all the difference in establishing a successful career. Quality Assurers are responsible for ensuring organisations, such as schools, colleges and training centres, meet specific standards and regulations set out by their Awarding Bodies. If you’re considering which Quality Assurance qualifications are […]Read more
March 28, 2023
What is the difference between CAVA and TAQA?
If you’re looking into education or training qualifications, you have probably come across the terms CAVA and TAQA. You might have noticed them in job adverts and specifications or heard other professionals saying things like “I’m on a CAVA course” or “He’s going to get his TAQA soon”. And while we can understand why you […]Read more
March 10, 2023
How To Become a Lead IQA
If you want to become a Lead IQA, you’ll be happy to hear it is a highly-rewarding career that can provide significant opportunities for personal and professional development. But as with most rewarding careers, it won’t happen by accident and requires hard work, dedication and training to reach your goals. In this blog post, we’ll […]Read more