"The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell us what to see"

Alexander K. Trenfor


Essential Teaching UK Ltd is a recognised education and training consultancy delivering high quality learning outcomes throughout the UK. Initially our reputation was built on delivering initial teacher training courses. We have highly qualified teachers and trainers from diverse educational and training backgrounds, all of whom have a wealth of knowledge and relevant occupational experience.


Helping organisations, schools and corporates organise their education, training and apprenticeship requirements


Courses are delivered to a high standard within the Academy. The Academy aims to inspire the next generation

Teaching & Learning

Driving Outcomes within your Education Environment; so you can lead and manage sustainable development

INSET Day Support

Good INSET Day support makes all the difference to successful learning

Get into Teaching

Our comprehensive range of education and training courses can prepare trainee teachers and trainers to teach in a range of contexts.

Diploma in Education & Training (Secondary) with QTLS

We believe that inspirational teaching and learning is vital to helping every child succeed.. ...

Forces Into Teaching

We train and support Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans and Spouses or those who wish to change their ...

Information Hub

Welcome to the information hub, for organisations, schools and business. Bringing together really useful information from lots of different areas. This hub is for those who wish to keep themselves or their organisation up-to-date with regards to the current changes in education & training environment. Use the icons to see more including moodle, blog, photos, videos, our business partners and what’s been added recently. You can also find links to wider professional information.

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If you require any help or information on any aspect of our Education & Training Consultancy and you can't immediately find an answer here on our website then please feel free to contact us using this form.

Essential Teaching UK, Pure Offices, One Port Way, Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4TY
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Telephone: +44(0)23 9298 3981

Meet The Team

Our aim at Essential Teaching UK is that every Learner makes good progress and enjoys and engages in a rich, diverse and challenging learning experience. The strong partnership between Organisations, Schools and/or Businesses, and the dedication and commitment of our team of well qualified and skilled staff provide the experience that enables our Learners to achieve.

Gavin LumsdenDirector of Education & Training 

"A qualified teacher, assessor and mentor with a passion for teaching and Co-Founder of Essential Teaching UK. Gavin is proud to have over a decade o..." More...

Louise LumsdenManaging Director

"Louise manages the head office, coordinating staff, course material and resources ensuring our learners needs are fully met. She has a teaching and..." More...

Stephen ShawTeacher Trainer / Tutor

"Initially trained as a Fabricator & Welder and then Naval Architect working in a Hull Design Drawing Office Stephen moved into education and tra..." More...

Jim GouldTeacher Trainer / Tutor

"Jim previously managed the Teacher Education programmes at Farnborough College in Hampshire. He has extensive experience in teaching and training in..." More...

Robert ThompsonCoaching & Mentoring Facilitator 

"Rob is a highly experienced facilitator within his specialist subject - Coaching and Mentoring. He not only teaches coaching and mentoring for the R..." More...

Gillian SmithInternal Quality Assurance Officer 

"The voice of reason in the office, keeping us on the straight and narrow throughout the day as the Quality Assurance Officer. She is integral to the..." More...

Chris SheridanWeb development / IT

"Chris develops and maintains our websites, hosting and domains as well as giving guidance and assistance where needed with IT and infrastructure...." More...

Our Clients & Associates

Essential Teaching UK are proud of the continued links with our Clients and Associated Organisations, Companies and Charities

Essential Teaching UK
Pure Offices, One Port Way, Port Solent
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4TY

+44(0)23 9298 3981

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