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As the FE & Skills sector is not regulated you are not required to hold any particular qualification to teach. However, you may find that employers expect them and we advise that it is best practice to hold the full qualifications for the job, in this case the Diploma in Education & Training [DET] – for full details of the suite of qualifications and equivalences see Qualifications. There are specialist qualifications in literacy, numeracy, SEN and ESOL - subject specialist diplomas which are the hallmarks of fully qualified staff.
The professional body which promotes the values and standards of teaching in the sector is SET. Joining is not obligatory but is encouraged. Additionally membership allows you to apply for QTLS which is the professional status for the sector. For more information see SET.
The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned a wide range of support provision especially in the areas of maths and English GCSE teaching. For more information about these see below
for maths support see: maths-pipeline
for English support see: english-pipeline
for core maths see: core-maths