BIS - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. UK government department with responsibility for further education (FE), higher education (HE), training and skills.
CRB - Criminal Records Bureau. Organisation in England and Wales responsible for protecting vulnerable people.
CTLLS - Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
DfE - Department for Education. UK government department responsible for primary and secondary education.
DTLLS - Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
FE - further education. Post-16 education and training that takes place in a college.
GTP - Graduate Teacher Programme. School-based entry route into teaching for those with a degree.
GTTR - Graduate Teacher Training Registry. Application body for postgraduate teacher training courses.
HE - higher education. Education that takes place in a higher education institution, either a university or specialist college.
HEI - higher education institution (universities and HE colleges).
ITT - initial teacher training.
LA - local authority.
NQT - newly qualified teacher. A teacher in their first year after study who is still to complete their induction.
OFSTED - Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. The official body for inspecting schools.
PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate in Education.
PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Scotland).
PTLLS - Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (qualification).
QAA - the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
QTLS - qualified teacher learning and skills. Obtained after successfully completing a recognised initial teacher training course for the lifelong learning sector, e.g. the PGCE Post-Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) or PGCE Lifelong Learning Sector.
QTS - qualified teacher status. Obtained after successfully completing a course of initial teacher training for schools, e.g. the PGCE.
SCITT - school-centred initial teacher training. Graduate course in teaching based at a school, not at an HEI.
SEN - special educational needs.
TEFL - teaching English as a foreign language (in the UK or overseas to people whose first language is not English).
TESOL - teaching English as a second language (to people whose first language is not English but who live in the UK).
This website is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with CSS enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets if you are able to do so.