Qualifications in Education and Training
The original Guidance documents for the suite of Education and Training qualifications, the Diploma, the Certificate and the Award were issued by LSIS in 2013. These replaced the Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector qualifications (DTLLS, CTLLS and PTLLS), and comprised 5 documents. A need to refresh these documents, taking into account recent changes in context, and a desire to have a single point of reference led to the Foundation working with key stakeholders to prepare a new version of the Guidance. This can be downloaded here Guidance for Qualifications in Education and Training November 2016.pdf. Also implementation notes and key changes can be downloaded here Implementation notes re education and training qualifications.pdf
As the original qualifications were due to expire with Ofqual in April 2017, the Foundation worked with the main ITE Awarding Bodies to communicate with other Awarding Bodies offering ITE qualifications to agree to extend their qualifications until July 2018. It is planned that by this date the Foundation will have coordinated an approach to the renewal of these qualificatons: either modifications to the extant set or proposals for a new suite of qualifications. Further information will be available in due course, both here and as promoted elsewhere.