Raising standards in English

Initial Teacher Education

For further guidance on becoming a further education teacher, visit FE Advice

Teaching and Training Qualifications for the Further Education and Skills Sector in England - Guidance for employers and practitioners

A range of materials has been developed to introduce the 2013 qualifications to the sector.

Qualification Guidance for AOs - Assessment and Quality Assurance Qualifications and Learning and Development Qualifications June 2013

A range of materials has been developed to introduce the 2013 qualifications to the sector.

Technical guidance for awarding organizations and higher education institutions

Technical guidance has been developed for new specialist teaching qualifications to support awarding organisations and higher education providers developing qualifications to be regulated by Ofqual or validated by their own institutions. 

Entry requirements for literacy programmes

In addition to the usual entry requirements for initial teaching courses, trainee teachers for literacy, numeracy and ESOL must evidence that they have personal skills in English or mathematics at level 3. The skills they need to evidence were updated in February 2010.New Level 3 qualifications that cover these entry criteria were developed in 2011.