"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.

Education & Training

For inspiring teachers, trainers and tutors looking to work in academies, further education, adult and community learning or work-based training within public, private, voluntary or community organisations.

Coaching & Mentoring

These qualifications are designed to provide the principles, skills and impact of coaching and mentoring and develop skills in coaching and mentoring for individual and team needs.

Assessing & Verifying

Intended for those who wish to assess both occupational competence in the work environment and vocational skills, knowledge and understanding in a workshop, classroom or other training environment rather than assessing competence in a work environment

Initial teacher training


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Popular Courses

Essential Teaching UK delivers professional teaching, coaching and learning support courses. Our training 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 of our courses you will receive engaging, dynamic, inspirational and importantly up to date training from the most experienced and knowledgeable course tutors around.
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Level 3 Award in Education & Training

The TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF) is an introductory, knowl... More...

Level 3 Award in Coaching and Mentoring

This qualification is designed to provide increase the principles, skills and im... More...

Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

This qualification is intended for those who assess both occupational competence... More...

Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring

A more extensive qualification, this qualification gives a broader knowledge of ... More...

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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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