Sector helps shape the future teacher and trainer qualifications
The FE and Skills sector has been working with LSIS to shape the review of teacher and trainer qualifications that is taking place this autumn. From Monday 15 October to Friday 26 November we are inviting feedback on the proposed changes to ensure that the new qualifications meet the needs of our diverse workforce.
The proposal document, launched on 15 October, was shaped by LSIS following considerable discussions with the employers, universities, awarding organizations and other stakeholders.
One of the many groups that LSIS has been working with is the 157Group. Their Director of Policy, Public Relations and Research, Andy Gannon, said: “The 157 Group is pleased to be involved in the review of teacher training qualifications, and is especially happy that the views of college employers are being taken into account. We are keen to support the review by providing the views of as many of our members as possible."
AELP, HOLEX, NIACE are also working with LSIS to ensure that employers as well as teachers, trainers and those organisations delivering the teacher qualifications shape the new qualifications.
As Stella Turner AELP’s Qualifications and Curriculum Manager said: “If the next generation of qualifications for teachers and trainers working in the FE sector are going to be fit for purpose, and sufficiently flexible to meet the changing needs of the whole sector, it is vital that employers are involved in their development.
“AELP has worked closely with LSIS, helping to shape the proposals but now we need those who employ teachers and trainers to contribute to the process by responding to the survey and/or taking part in the debate on the FE teaching qualifications of the future at AELP and LSIS events taking place around the country.”
In December, we will analyse the feedback from the sector and agree next steps with our sector –led project steering group, working towards the introduction of the qualifications from September 2013.
Last updated: 14 January 2013