February 9, 2023

How To Correct Common Teaching Errors

At Carlton Training, we often receive enquiries about teaching errors and how to correct them. Correcting common teaching errors is necessary for creating an effective learning environment and ensuring students’ success, so our teaching experts have written a thorough guide on how to correct these errors so you can avoid them. The Role Of A […]



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12 Icebreaker Activities for Adults

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 […]



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What is an A1 Assessor Course

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. […]



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What is a CPD course?

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 […]



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Online Learning vs Traditional Learning

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 […]



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How Long Does It Take to Complete a DET?

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 […]



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Is a DET qualification equivalent to a PGCE qualification?

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 […]



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PTLLS Qualification Guide: Everything You Need To Know

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 […]



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What Can I Teach with a PTLLS Qualification?

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 […]



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How long does a CAVA qualification take?

October 28, 2022

How long does a CAVA qualification take?

If you’re considering pursuing a CAVA qualification then you may be wondering how much time you need to dedicate to your course. The good news is that online CAVA courses are a lot more common nowadays, meaning you’ll be able to fit your course around your lifestyle. That being said, you still need to “put […]



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