This section of the site features ways of supporting teacher educators, and provides links to existing resources for support.
Guidance for ITE qualifications
The original Guidance documents for the suite of Education and Training qualifications, the Diploma, the Certificate and the Award were issued by LSIS in 2013. These replaced the Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualifications (DTLLS, CTLLS and PTLLS), and comprised 5 documents. A need to refresh these documents, taking into account recent changes in context, and a desire to have a single point of reference led to the Foundation working with key stakeholders to prepare a new version of the Guidance. This can be downloaded here Guidance for Qualifications in Education and Training November 2016.pdf. Also implementation notes and key changes can be downloaded here Implementation notes re ITE qualifications (March 17 update).pdf
Mindful of the expiry date of the qualifications as July 2018, the Foundation has consulted with Awarding Bodies and ITE providers about the need for revision and in the absence of much negative feedback, the Foundation has passed a letter to the Federation of Awarding Bodies for distribution to members to advise them to extend their ITE qualifications until July 2020. The process of review leading up to 2020 is now planned to recommence in January 2019; further details to follow. The letter to ABs is available here AB letter via FAB 9jan18 re ITE quals.pdf
Revised guidance on qualifications in education, training and assessment – December 2016
CPD resource for Teacher educators
You may find the CPD training course on this website useful.
It is at CPD course
Organisations supporting teacher education – a to z
Education and Training Foundation (ETF)
The website describes the ETF as follows:
‘the ETF works with teachers, trainers, leaders and employers to help them deliver excellent further and vocational education and training (VET).’
There is a wealth of content on the site including sections called
- Teachers and trainers
- Leaders and governors
- Society for Education and Training
- Professional standards
- Prevent duty
There is also a wide range of news and resources including:
You can also sign up for a newsletter here
The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers
The Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) acts as a national forum for the discussion of matters relating to the education of teachers and professional educators, and to the study of education in the university sector and contributes to the formulation of policy in these fields. Its members are UK universities involved in teacher education, and a number of colleges of higher education in the university sector
Starts at: www.ucet.ac.uk
Publications supporting the development of teacher educators
Becoming a Teacher Educator: guidelines for induction 2nd edition
|Author/Producer||Dr Pete Boyd, Kim Harris, Prof. Jean Murray/ESCalate|
|Date Published||17 October 2011|
The first edition of this publication has been used to support the induction of new teacher educators in the UK and beyond. But change in the HE sector and in the field of teacher education mean that this second edition is now needed.
This new edition has been revised in four main ways. Firstly, a considerable body of published international research focused on teacher educators has been produced since 2007 and the revised guidelines are informed by this work. Secondly, the new guidelines include the ‘voices’ of new teacher educators themselves gathered during our regular workshops for new teacher educators and our research projects. Thirdly, the revised edition aims to be more inclusive of all teacher educators, including those in further education. In terms of this latter group, it is informed by the limited literature available and our own research into the experiences of those teaching higher education programmes in further education colleges. Finally, the new guidelines seek to respond in a measured way to changing policy and contextual frameworks.
A support kit produced through a european project, mainly for new teacher educators, but with materials which will be useful for all. Contains activities and resources and is well worth looking at.
This is a publication from LSIS which is aimed at prospective teacher trainees, and it will be succeeded soon by a new version, but it does contain useful info about the relevant qualifications and pathways in the sector.
Other sources of information /support
Peer mentoring was used successfully on the Suppporting Teacher Educators Project (STEP), and examples of that success will feature in this section in due course. If you wish to get involved in peer mentoring of this type, the documents from this project are below:
STEP Peer Mentoring – An Introduction.pdf Simple overview and guide
STEP Peer Mentoring – Case Study Form.doc Proforma used by peer mentor to review their peer mentoring
STEP Peer Mentoring – Guidelines.pdf
STEP Peer Mentoring – Record of Meetings Form.doc