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New professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the Lifelong Learning sector in Wales

In March 2007, the Welsh Assembly Government tasked Lifelong Learning UK to review the Standards for Teaching and Supporting Learning for Wales and England (originally developed by the Further Education National Training Organisation). Whilst mindful of the need for cross border transferability, the review for Wales has presented the opportunity to develop standards for teachers to reflect the uniqueness of the context in Wales.

The definitive professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the lifelong learning sector describe, in generic terms, the skills, knowledge and attributes required of those who perform the wide variety of teaching and training roles undertaken within the sector with learners and employers. The standards:

  • are context free and level free, in order to represent all constituencies and new teachers, experienced teachers and teacher educators
  • represent the teaching and learning cycle, with which all teachers engage: initial assessment, planning and preparation, teaching, assessment, evaluation and quality improvement through responding to evaluation.

New overarching professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in the lifelong learning sector in Wales (PDF Format 451KB)

Accompanying letter (PDF Format 27KB)

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