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University of Sunderland Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training

SUNCETT

In April 2007, 11 Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) were created in order to raise the standard of initial teacher education and improve the quality and consistency of continuing professional development in the learning and skills sector.

The centres are now in their second year of activity and have quickly established themselves as important hubs of information and support for teacher trainers across England.

Disseminating information and resources and creating networks of knowledge are key parts of the CETT strategy and all centres continue to bring together providers to pool their expertise. This approach connects people from colleges, HE institutions, Work Based Learning settings, offender learning centres and Adult & Community Learning organisations.

From April 2007 up until October 2008, CETTs were funded by the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA), but are now funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). LSIS is the new sector-owned body, formed from Centre for Excellence in Leadership (CEL) and QIA, to develop excellent and sustainable FE provision across the sector. LSIS work in partnership with all parts of the sector to provide vision, leadership, clarity and high quality support; practising and enabling continuous self-improvement and capacity building.

SUNCETT Partners

  • North Tyneside Adult and Community Learning Alliance
  • Sunderland City Council: Adult and Community Learning
  • Northumberland County Council: Thinking for Learning Unit
  • Northumberland Raising Aspirations in Society Project
  • Bishop Auckland College
  • City of Sunderland College
  • Derwentside College
  • Darlington College
  • East Durham and Houghall Community College
  • Hartlepool College
  • Gateshead College
  • Northumberland College
  • Tyne Metropolitan College
  • South Tyneside College
  • Tameside College
  • The Learning Challenge
  • Anastasis Training and The Salvation Army

Events

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Contact Details

SUNCETT
University of Sunderland Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training
Forster Building
City Campus
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD

Tel: 0191 5153217
Fax: 0191 5152628
Web: www.sunderland.ac.uk/suncett

SUNCETT enquiries: clare.kerr@sunderland.ac.uk rosie.spedding@sunderland.ac.uk

Skills for Life contacts:

cath.jackson@sunderland.ac.uk

sarah.rennie@sunderland.ac.uk

david.prinn@sunderland.ac.uk

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