After AET candidates may then go on to undertake either the CET or DET qualifications. For further information about the teaching regulations visit

AET is the first stage of the new teaching qualification for those working in FE, Adult Education, Community Education and Work Based Learning. It is increasingly being required for trainers delivering all forms of government funded learning. It is the ‘threshold qualification’ for all new tutors; until AET is achieved new tutors must have their teaching supervised. It is also required for NVQ assessors. This is the first stage to obtaining Qualified Teacher Status in line with LLUK requirements.

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For further information about the new teaching regulations, and qualified teacher status (QTLS) visit