IODT have been delivering vocational and academic professional development programmes in the UK and overseas for over 18 years, more recently established an office in Luton, operated a branch in Qatar (Middle East) with further expansion in West Africa. We are experts in providing high quality accredited vocational training, and hold NCFE (National Certificate of Further Education), AIM Awards, CACHE, Anglia ESOL Centre Status ensuring our vocational qualifications are all accredited and internationally recognised.

Our diverse team of trainers both in the UK and overseas hold a vast pool of experience, knowledge and expertise in our vocational qualifications. We believe in the value of work-based learning to develop people at all levels from administration all the way up to senior management. We are able to provide for all of these levels as our vocational qualifications range from Level 1 to Level 7, allowing a progression from Awards to Diplomas.

As such our experienced team of staff are committed to helping the delegates make the most of their experience at IODT under the direction of its Founder and Co-Directors.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET)

The Award is an introductory qualification Level 3 for anyone wanting to teach or train others in the Further Education and Skills Sector. As it’s an introductory qualification it will not fully qualify you as a teacher, but it will give you a good idea of what it’s like to teach.

The Award will enable you to develop knowledge related to teaching and learning as well as developing skills in teaching and learning. You will achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification and develop your own personal growth and engagement in teaching and learning.

Course Cost £350.00


Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (CET)

This is a first stage teaching qualification which has a teaching/ training practice requirement. It is an ‘in service’ qualification designed for those working or wishing to work as teachers/trainers in England. This certificate has been designed to prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts and develop practical teaching. You will be practising the delivery of teaching or training, planning to meet the needs of learners, assessing learners and using resources in education and training.

This qualification can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers such as individuals who are not currently teaching and training but who can meet the practice requirements including observed and assessed practice requirements of the qualification. Individuals who are currently working as assessors who wish to achieve a teaching qualification could also undergo this course.

Course Cost £1,417


Level 5 Diploma in Education & Training

The Diploma in Education and Training (DET) is for anyone working as or planning to become a full teacher in further, adult or continuing education. You should be qualified/ experienced in the subject you want to teaching to at least Level 3 skills in the subject you intend to teach. There is a significant practice requirement as this qualification will assess, and provide evidence of competence when undertaking teaching and/ or training responsibilities.

The topics include:

  • Planning, delivering and evaluating teaching and learning
  • Developing the skills to assess learning in education and training
  • Developing the knowledge around theories
  • Principles and models in education and training

The course will enable you to understand the professionalism and the influence of professional values in education and training.

Course Cost £2,000


Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 (QCF)

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course is aimed at anyone looking to work in supporting teaching and learning in schools, for example as a teaching assistant. The primary function of a teaching assistant is to support the teacher in the classroom to ensure the pupils are able to derive the most benefit from each lesson.

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
In order to successfully complete this Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification you are required to complete a work placement of at least 50 hours. The placement is compulsory for this course and the student is responsible for arranging their placement.

Course Cost £1,200

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Teaching Assistant – Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Award Level 3 (QCF)

This is a knowledge based qualification suitable for support staff roles in schools that directly support the teaching and learning of pupils. It seeks to develop the knowledge and understanding for working in a school setting and covers areas such as safeguarding, communication, child development and understanding the school context. As it is a knowledge based qualification, it can be taken by learners not yet employed in a school, or those in school who are seeking a higher level role.

Who the qualifications are for

Whilst the certificates and diploma have been designed to meet the needs of those already supporting children and young people in schools, the awards develop knowledge and understanding and so are suitable for those seeking a role in school as well as those already employed. The level 2 award in Support work in schools has been designed to meet the needs of all those working in a school support staff role, including those whose role does not involve directly supporting pupils’ learning, such as administrative, catering and site staff. The level 3 award provides underpinning knowledge and understanding suitable for those who work to support children’s learning and well-being and is therefore recommended for those who are in, or aspire to, such roles.

Those taking the awards could be:

  • Not yet part of the school workforce but looking for a qualification that will increase their employability
  • Newly employed in a school and wanting a qualification as part of early training/induction
  • Already working in a school but looking to progress

Course Cost £350.00

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