Newcastle College

Newcastle College Chosen as Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training

Press release - 26 September 2007

Newcastle College, already recognised as an 'outstanding' educational provider, has been chosen by Lifelong Learning UK and the Department for Education and Skills, DfES to lead a Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT.)

The new centre will be called 'Success North' and is one of only 11 organisations selected from across the UK.

Working in partnership with eight FE colleges, Leeds Metropolitan University, and a host of both regional and national organisations committed to education, the purpose of the CETT is to develop and enhance the quality of training and professional development for teachers in the Learning skills sector.

The college will be driving forward a development programme which will lead to a range of responsive new courses, modules and materials. Some of the key areas it will be working on are industry specific teacher training and integrated specialist courses. Specific courses for construction workers and initial teacher training for Literacy, Numeracy or ESOL specialists are already underway, with vocational teacher training modules and specialist offender learning courses planned for the future.

Colin Booth, at Newcastle College said : "We are delighted to have been chosen to lead a CETT and to be recognised on a national scale for our provision is fantastic.

"Leading a CETT will help the college to further develop our teacher education and professional development courses. It will also reinforce the college's reputation for excellent teaching and learning across our FE and HE programmes."

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