Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
IfL is working to support the development of new teachers and trainers in the sector. We are developing a number of resources and benefits to assist trainee teachers and those looking to further their training and skills.
The following funding and resources are available:
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) offered awards of £1000 or £1500 to contribute towards the cost of tuition fees for eligible FE ITT qualifications. Applications were made by ITT providers themselves, not individuals.
Applications are now closed
LSIS will cease to operate from August 2013 so IfL is seeking clarification on the future of this scheme.
LSIS is inviting bids from providers of initial teacher education (ITE) for projects to develop partnerships with employers and other organisations. These projects will explore new models of delivering initial teahcer education provision in further education (FE) and skills.
Applications for numeracy bursaries closed on 28 February 2013. Payments will be made in March 2013.
IfL maintains a register of ITT/E qualifications. This register is for awarding organisations and HEI's to register details of the initial teacher training qualifications that they award, and their delivery centres. All qualifications on the register will be quality assured to ensure they meet the required standards. The fully searchable register is available to assist those looking to undertake an ITT/E course in finding a course to suit them.
A range of ITT qualifications delivered by awarding bodies and higher education institutions before the introduction of the FE teaching qualifications in 2007 were endorsed by Standards Verification UK as meeting the requirements of the ‘overarching professional standards for teachers, trainers and tutors’, also introduced at that time. These are known as legacy qualifications and are listed in the table of legacy ITT qualifications.
Some of these qualifications are easily identifiable as being those deemed to be equivalent to either PTLLS (e.g. any of the Stage 1/Introductory qualifications), CTLLS (e.g. any of the Stage 2 qualifications) or DTLLS (e.g. any of the Cert Ed or PGCE qualifications). If you hold either a CTLLS equivalent or DTLLS equivalent qualification, you are eligible to undertake professional formation towards ATLS or QTLS.
In some instances, the qualification equivalency is not so easily identifiable and you may be required to provide supporting documentation to show the level, credit value, teaching practice duration and evidence of observation of teaching and learning in order to be eligible for the professional formation process.
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The tariff is an interactive guide to enable existing teachers, tutors and trainers in the further education sector to map their qualification gained before September 2007 to the new teaching qualifications. It has been developed to show the relationship between pre September 2007 qualifications and the mandatory units of the the new classes of teaching qualifications introduced since PTLLS, CTTLS and DTLLS.
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An information and advice service is also available from the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS), for those interested in teaching in further education. The LSIS advisors can offer advice and guidance on ITT courses and training. To contact a LSIS advisor: