February 28, 2023
What can I do with a CAVA qualification?
Congratulations are in order if you’ve achieved your Level 3 CAVA Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement! You have taken a major step towards boosting your career and status in your education and training career. Now you have completed your CAVA course, it’s time to review what you can do with a CAVA qualification and decide […]Read more
February 10, 2023
EQA Visits: What to Expect
If you’re working at an organisation offering any sort of accredited qualifications, you are bound to experience an EQA visit at some point. Whether you are an IQA, a teacher or an assessor, you have likely heard people talking about EQA visits, often with a sense of fear. People discuss these visits as if they’re […]Read more
February 6, 2023
12 Icebreaker Activities for Adults
Icebreaker activities aren’t something you think about when taking your training to become an adult teacher. If you’ve just passed your Level 3 AET, chances are you’ve spent most of your time on lesson planning and preparing for your new career. But now your first day of teaching is looming. You are prepared and ready […]Read more
January 10, 2023
What is an A1 Assessor Course?
An A1 assessor course is often used to describe a training course for people who want to become qualified assessors. The official title of the assessor qualification gained is “A1 Assess candidate performance using a range of methods”. Holders of an A1 assessor award typically have a broad background in assessing candidates through various methods. […]Read more
January 9, 2023
What is a CPD course?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development (or Continuous Professional Development), and it’s something that you are probably involved in, even if you don’t call it by that name! There are many reasons why you may take a CPD course, or take part in CPD in other ways throughout your professional career, such as: To meet […]Read more
December 21, 2022
Online Learning vs Traditional Learning
Online training has come a long way in recent years, indeed the uptake for online training, or e-learning, worldwide is shortly due to pass those of traditional face-to-face courses. So when looking at online learning vs traditional learning, how do they compare? To consider whether any training is truly worthwhile, we have to consider three […]Read more
December 20, 2022
How Long Does It Take to Complete a DET?
If you are considering taking a DET course, you may be wondering how long it will take to complete. The good news is that with the right approach, you can successfully complete a Level 5 DET course in a relatively short amount of time. Don’t misread this, it’s worth remembering that this is a substantial […]Read more
December 9, 2022
Is a DET qualification equivalent to a PGCE qualification?
The Level 5 DET Diploma in Education and Training (RQF) and the PGCE Post-Graduate Certificate in Education are broadly similar and can be considered equivalent qualifications within the lifelong learning sector. Both courses are forms of initial teacher training (ITT); however, they aren’t identical qualifications. Let’s look at the similarities between the DET and PGCE […]Read more
November 25, 2022
PTLLS Qualification Guide: Everything You Need To Know
If you are in the education and training sector, particularly within a teaching or training role, then you have probably heard of the PTLLS qualification. You might have heard people spell it out as P.T.L.L.S or use the ‘petals’ pronunciation. Both of these are used to describe a qualification called Preparing to Teach in the […]Read more
November 15, 2022
What Can I Teach with a PTLLS Qualification?
If you have ever considered teaching or training people then it’s possible you’ve come across the PTLLS qualification. At the very least, you may have heard people mention it within the education and training sector. Nowadays, this qualification has been replaced by a newer qualification (which we’ll share with you too!), but PTLLS is still […]Read more