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Which teaching qualification?

Depending on where you are in your own learning and personal development will determine which of the nationally recognised teaching qualifications listed below you will require in helping you to progress to the next level in your career.

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The aim of the City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education & Training (RQF) is to provide individuals with an introduction to teaching and training adult learners.  This Award is for new entrants who do not have prior teaching experience or qualifications and especially suits those individuals who are already working within their chosen environment and are wishing to gain official qualifications. It is also suitable for individuals currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching.

Employers in certain sectors may require individuals to have gained this qualification prior to offering employment.

The aim of the City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training (RQF) qualification is to develop practical teaching skills and, through the varied choice of optional units available prepare individuals to work in a wide range of contexts.

This qualification is suitable for those candidates who are currently teaching and want to have their experience and practice accredited, or those who are not currently teaching at present but can meet the minimum 30 hours teaching practice requirement.

This qualification is also suitable for those delivering education and training in any learning environment.

The City & Guilds Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training (RQF) is the ultimate qualification for teaching or training and has been developed in conjunction with Ofqual and is recognised by the Society for Education and Training. This qualification is a recognised route to gaining Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status, enabling you to teach in schools, colleges and in further education.

This qualification is suitable for those candidates who are currently teaching, or those who are not currently teaching at present but can meet the minimum 100 hours teaching practice requirement.

The City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (RQF) is intended for those individuals working in, or looking to work in, assessment and internal quality assurance and wishing to gain a recognised qualification.  

This qualification is aimed at those who assess occupational competence in the work environment or vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in environments other than the workplace such as workshops, classrooms or other training environments.  Learner’s can select the units that best meet their requirements depending on which areas they wish to assess.

The City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF) is aimed at practitioners who lead the internal quality assurance process within a centre or organisation and have responsibility for managing the quality of the assessment process, practice and performance of assessors within that environment.  This qualification offers a national standard so that those receiving learning can have confidence in the competence and knowledge of those providing it to them. Candidates will gain up to date skills and knowledge ensuring that they are highly skilled and can support those beginning and developing their learning journey.

The HABC Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training (RQF) has been developed to meet the requirements of trainers who wish to deliver scenario-based conflict management training.

The qualification is suitable for delivery across a wide range of sectors and is particularly beneficial to those delivering training in a customer facing role such as security guards and public area personnel, customer services positions, baliffs, door supervisors, event and entertainment personnel and close protection personnel.  This qualification is also linked to and meets the requirments of the Security Industry Authority (SIA) specification for those delivering the licence to practice qualifications which include scenario-based conflict management training.

The Highfield (HABC) Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training within the Private Security Industry (RQF) is intended for trainers who wish to offer physical intervention skills training to individuals or who wish to train other training providers; it is not intended for license applicants.

Physical intervention skills may be required in some work environments to manage challenging behaviour safely. Depending on the risks identified within the workplace this can involve anything from avoidance to non-pain disengagement skills through to rescue, escorting and holding skills.  Since June 2010, physical intervention skills have been part of the door supervisor licence linked qualifications. Trainers offering this qualification must have completed this programme.