Careers and Education

From NVQ to Something new!

Career Guidance and Development qualifications are here! We’re putting Quality, Credibility and Flexibility into the new QCF. We have a team of highly-skilled Information Advice and Guidance staff, and you will receive close support from your assigned assessor throughout the programme.

We aim to keep costs low, but despite this our delivery is recognised as being excellent – in fact our Awarding Body Verifier called our latest set of portfolios “Exemplary”.

Training Assessment

If you’re thinking about becoming a qualified assessor, it’s understandable if you’re not quite sure how to go about it, with so many City and Guilds certificates and awards to choose from! But don’t worry – you’re in safe hands with Always Consult. We’ve produced a handy information guide about “TAQA” (Training Assessment and Quality Assurance) just for you! Please click the link to read the guide and then get in touch with us:

TAQA information guide

Advice and Guidance Qualifications

Always Consult’s Qualification Centre means that staff can undertake nationally-recognised, accredited programmes from the likes of the Institute of Leadership and Management, City and Guilds and OCR. With over 40 years’ combined experience of the IAG sector, our staff are highly-skilled and highly qualified. So, whether you’re interested in attaining an award, certificate or diploma, we will work with you to help you to achieve the success you need. To give you a flavour of some of the advice and guidance qualifications offered by Always Consult, please explore the links below:

Please get in touch to discuss a package that’s right for you.

Work Ready, Get Steady- Go!

Are young people leaving education “work ready”? Many in industry believe they definitely aren’t . So, we’ve decided to do something about it.

We’ve designed a “work readiness” programme to support young people into employment, apprenticeships, work experience or indeed, self-employment.

We’ve designed it for Years 10, 11 and those in Further Education, so it’s highly interactive, fun and makes good use of multimedia to cater for students with different learning styles. As well as boosting confidence and self-esteem, the programme offers nationally-recognised qualifications and meets OFSTED requirements too! Click for more details on Work Ready, get steady- Go!

BTEC Education and Training

On this page you can find out all you need about our BTEC Education and Training courses for people who are or wish to be teachers or trainers within the education sector or in training roles in industry.

By the way, if you came here looking for PTLLS, CTLLS or DTLLS courses, you’ll need to know that in 2013, these three key courses became new BTEC courses:

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) became the BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Certificate for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning sector (CTLLS) became the BTEC Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Diploma for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS) became the BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Let’s take a look at the different levels and what they can offer you:

Level 3 BTEC Award in Education and Training

The Level 3 Award is designed for trainers and teachers who aim to work in (or currently work in) training roles within industry, in Further Education or in the independent training sector. The Award is an introductory teaching qualification, enabling candidates to prepare and deliver training and teaching in a variety of contexts.

Level 4 BTEC Certificate in Education and Training

A step up from the Level 3 Award, the Level 4 Certificate is aimed at people who wish to teach or train in a wide variety of contexts and develop practical teaching skills. Candidates may be teaching or training already or may aspire to do so, but a requirement of this course is access to observed and assessed teaching sessions.

Level 5 BTEC Diploma in Education and Training

The Level 5 Diploma has more stringent assessment of practical teaching or training competence. As well as planning, delivering and evaluating teaching and learning, it includes advanced topics such as:

  • development of knowledge of theories, principles and models in Education and Training
  • understanding professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training
  • developing skills to assess learning

As with the Certificate, candidates do not have to be currently working in teaching or training although they do need to have access to an environment where they are delivering the practical teaching or training sessions that form a key part of the assessment for this qualification.

Whether choosing the Level 3, 4 or 5 qualification, candidates can be confident that with BTEC Education and Training programmes they will be gaining a nationally recognised qualification, fully accredited on the QCF and under the umbrella of a world class education company, Pearson.

Why Choose Always Consult?

We are delighted to be an Approved Centre for BTEC Education and Training qualifications. This means that we have been assessed and are continually assessed for the quality and content of the training that we are providing. Because we are a smaller regional training provider, you will get a more flexible and friendly approach from our experienced, specialist team. We have the time to work with you, adapt to your specific needs and stay with you until you achieve success.

We are running Education and Training courses on a continual basis, so if this is something of interest to you personally or to your organisation, please get in touch to discuss options and forthcoming course dates.