See also General Teaching Skills (and pretty well all other sections of the site!)
Without teacher educators, not much would happen in relation to the new reforms relating to Initial Teacher Education in the Lifelong Learning sector (or any other sector). This page starts to draw together content specifically aimed at helping those who work to support trainees or experienced staff, either to get qualified, or with their CPD, you may be teaching on a PTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS, a Cert Ed or PGCE, you may be a Subject Learning coach, a mentor or a CPD manager. As far as this section of the website is concerned, you are a 'teacher educator'.
For a website dedicated to Teacher Educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector, visit
Centres of Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) are networks of partnerships of organisations involved in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) in the further education (FE) system. The rich variety of delivery organisations and those involved more indirectly as either stakeholders or through provision of specialist services is impressive. The wide range of organisations in the learning and skills sector is well reflected.
There are CETTS across the country as follows:
EXAMPLES OF THE BEST RESOURCES / CONTENT FROM CETTs
Equality and Diversity - This DVD on embedding equality, inclusion and diversity within a subject area has been produced by Sandra Rennie from SEQUALS, an organisation working to promote equality, diversity and inclusion, on behalf of HUDCETT - The Huddersfield University Distributed Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training. Read more...
Access issues and training needs of teachers in ACL - Project Report (PDF)
Prison Education Resources - A number of teaching activities designed for use with people who are teaching, or intend to teach in prisons. (MS Word)
Vocational / WBL project - initial seminar panel of experts (two professors, the former HMI responsible for the 2003 and 2006 Ofsted surveys, the author of a best-selling ITT textbook and two experienced national consultants). Available via the links below are the the PowerPoint presentations given by Geoff Stanton, Nicky Perry and Geoff Petty.
Small Scale Development Projects 2007/8
DTLLS in a Public Service Context
A Blended Learning Approach to PTLLS
Attitudes of Staff Working in Prisons Towards ITT
Enabling Access to Mentor Training Using a Virtual Learning Environment
Improving Support in the Workplace for Trainee Teachers
Mentor Support for Part-Time PGCE/Cert Ed Students
The Use of Wikis for the Minimum Core
The Mentoring Experience of Trainees Working in Non-FE Organisations
Initial Journeys in the Lifelong Learning Sector: Beyond FE - A diamond 9 resource for teacher trainers
Achievement Training Case Study
Devon & Cornwall Police Case Study
Open Doors International Language School Case Study
Somerset Adult Education Case Study
Cornwall Adult Education Case Study
Musgrove Park Hospital Case Study
Royal Marines Case Study
Strode College Offender Learning Case Study
What impact have the new professional standards, notions of professionalism and the new qualifications framework had on the entrants to the Post Compulsory sector? Rowena Smith and Val Butcher - Programme Leaders (PCET) Manchester Metropolitan University (PDF)
An Evaluation of ITT for Teachers Working with Offenders Rebecca Galley (PDF)The collaborative LONCETT and WestminsterCETT mentor website. Access to the mentor training site threshold qualification is free to anyone who registers with us. However, we would ask that if you want to use the material you gain prior permission and acknowledge the source.
Learning for Living: CPD modules Creating Learning Materials These modules offered at level 3 and level 4 are for experienced trainers. The training is about creating or adapting learning materials for those who work with adults with learning difficulties or disabilities. The trainer and participant packs can be downloaded from this website or ordered free.
The Media Library of
Teaching Skills (MLOTS) of the USA Contains short videos of real
teaching for professional development purposes
Training materials from the National Centre for the Study of Adult Learning
and Literacy (NCSALL) of the USA Includes guides, reports and
materials on reading, student persistence, participation, multiple
intelligences, performance accountability, and working in specific
Training the Teacher Trainers These resources for training the
teacher trainers have been developed to support professional development for
teacher trainers involved in delivering accredited training programmes for
teachers of literacy, numeracy and ESOL. The resources are available in two
different modes; for face-to-face and online learning. Course developers can
put together their own, shorter or longer, courses using these resources.
They can mix elements from the face-to-face courses with elements from the
online learning materials to make blended courses.
Talent This website hosts a moderated database of resources and
activities designed to help teacher trainers develop programmes and share
ideas for good practice.
Tools Library: Good
Practice Guidelines for the Skills Check and Initial Assessment For
literacy, language and numeracy teachers, subject support staff and adult
Tools Library: The Learning Journey This document is a simple guide to the various stages of the learning journey. It illustrates each of the stages, using the DfES definitions, and provides narrative explanation.