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Rachel Öner



I am a freelance Education Consultant and teacher trainer specialising in Essential Skills in Further Education, in particular English and ESOL, CPD delivery and resource development. I am also an EQA with sound knowledge of internal and external Quality Assurance processes. I have been teaching and supporting teachers for more than 30 years in the UK and Spain. 



I have worked as a teacher, Curriculum Manager and Senior Manager in many sectors of FE: Adult Community Learning, Work-based Learning, Independent Training Providers and Language Schools, as well as Prisoner Learning. I have also supported colleges and school staff in the improvement of English, ESOL and maths delivery. Other areas of interest in FE include Digital Skills and SEND & Inclusion needs.

I have been fortunate to work on some great projects in English & maths teaching and learning, for major organisations such as the UK Parliament Outreach Team,  The Education and Training Foundation,  The Association of Labour Providers and the Co-Operative, as well as sector skills councils such as the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink Manufacturing.

I currently work as a freelance consultant, EQA and examiner for City & Guilds, as well as working with other Awarding Organisations. I am an associate for the Education and Training Foundation and the Association of Colleges.

My present work includes providing staff training and development, as well as general consultancy for a number of colleges, ITPs, ACL and Prison Learning providers. 

Professional bodies

I am currently the National Co-Chair and Trustee of NATECLA as well as sitting on the East of England Branch Committee. I am a Fellow of SET (The Society for Education and Training). Already a holder of QTLS, in 2022 I was awarded ATS (Advanced Teacher Status) and CTeach as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Teachers. I am a Certified Member of  the Association for Learning TechnologyI am a member of IATEFL and a member of the Prisoners Learning Alliance. Finally, I am a member of ACAMH (The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health).


My specialisms are English and Languages and I hold a Degree in Spanish & French, a Level 4 CTEFLA and Level 5 Subject Specialist qualifications in Literacy and ESOL. I am a fully qualified teacher with QTLS, Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) and Chartered Teacher Status (C Teach). I have been awarded awarded CMALT as a Certified Member by the Association for Learning Technology (with a specialism in ESOL teaching).

I have been awarded the Level 3 Advanced Virtual Trainer qualification and am experienced at delivering highly engaging staff CPD remotely. 

I am a Quality Adviser with the Level 4 TAQA Qualifications in Internal Quality Assurance and External Quality Assurance.

I have a keen interesting in Specific Learning Difficulties and have undertaken a number of courses and CPD events covering neurodiversity and inclusion needs.

For a chat on how I can help you or your organisation, please call on 0777 609 59 59 or complete the contact form.

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