October 27, 2023
QTLS Guide: Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status
If you’ve decided to become a teacher, then choosing the right course and route to follow can seem like a daunting challenge. There are a multitude of qualifications, courses, and career paths that can often bewilder newcomers and even seasoned professionals. There are multiple university options, such as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Bachelor […]
August 10, 2023
What can I do after the Level 3 AET course?
The Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an ideal qualification if you’re looking to teach or train adults in further education. The course provides a solid introduction to teaching, providing the knowledge and skills needed for effective lesson planning and delivery, as well as your core roles and responsibilities. This adult teaching qualification […]
June 26, 2023
Different Ways to Become a Teacher
Teaching is a rewarding career with lots of job satisfaction and opportunities to interact with people from all walks of life. With many people considering a career in teaching, it’s a common misconception that you need a degree or one specific qualification to become a teacher. Depending on your prior experience, who you want to […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]