"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

Outdoor Learning

Empowering Students and Colleagues alike, thorough Bespoke Outdoor Learning & Development Programmes

Training Support

Good training support makes all the difference to successful learning


Essential Teaching UK Ltd delivers a full syllabus of education and training courses. Our courses are a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical sessions that are designed to develop ability and most importantly practical confidence to our learners. With all our courses you will receive engaging, dynamic, inspirational and importantly up to date training from the most experienced and knowledgeable course tutors around.

As well as our syllabus courses we also offer an ever growing range of development programmes which are perfect for corporate training days or school inset days. We provide targeted development for all backgrounds and experiences. We turn to trusted experts for the incredible content and we turn to you for the ambition, motivation and drive to continue improving. Our bespoke development programmes include for example; organisational coaching, leadership and management and/or communication skills. Please take a look through the website or email the us today to find out more about the range of courses, packages or programmes we can offer.

Get into Teaching

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

Certificate in Education & Training (Further Education)

Teaching is a very challenging, yet also very rewarding, profession. We train and support those peo...

Diploma in Education & Training (Secondary) with QTLS

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

Heroes Into Teaching

We train and support Ex-Forces Personnel or those who wish to change their career and would like to ...

LEAD Project

Finding motivation difficult or want to develop your self awareness - try something new? We can help you to unlock your aspirations and potential.

LEAD Outdoor

High quality outdoor learning and development can stimulate and inspire, foster independence, aid pe...

LEAD Mentor

Developing Students understanding of mentoring and the skills and knowledge required to be a Mentee ...

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.


We bring together academic experts and learning and development leaders in their field to ensure our qualifications are up to date and learner focused. You can study for award, certificate or diploma, there are around 30 courses to choose from, you can enroll as an individual or as a group of learners.

Choose your Course?

On our courses, you will focus on the development of knowledge and practical ability, allowing learners to put into practice the skills they learn in the classroom environment to their real life learning and development role.  

Application & Enrolment

Click here for an application form Once enrolled learners are sent an induction email and step by step guide to get you started on the online learning environment - moodle.

Teaching & Learning

Teaching sessions will be used to explore in greater depth, discuss ideas and exchange views. Regular small group or one-to-one tutorials will be used to facilitate independent learning.

Blended Approach

All courses are delivered by a blended learning approach with a mixture of teaching methods and comprehensive tutor support: Face to Face, Activity Based Learning & Online Facilitation. 

Assessment Strategy

Learner will be required to complete Portfolio Modules, Reports, Observed Practicals and Reflective Practice Activities.


When learners have been successfully assessed, and quality assurance, learners can apply for the results and certificates.

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Contact Us at Essential Teaching UK

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.

Head Office, Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5EJ
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Telephone: +44(0)23 9323 3815

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 Ltd Head Office
Gatcombe House, Copnor Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 5EJ

+44(0)23 9323 3815

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