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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, ESOL and neurodiversity, 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 as well as 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, TEQA 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 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).

Offices held

I am currently a Trustee of NATECLA as well as sitting on the East of England Branch Committee. I am a Director of the CIC Neurodiversity in Education. I am the Chair of Governors for Poultec Training Ltd.


Previous offices held include the National Co-Chair of NATECLA 2020-2024, East of England Branch Chair of NATECLA, Member of the National Skills for Life Alliance and Chair of the Norfolk Literacy, Language and Numeracy Forum.


My specialisms are English and Languages and I hold a Degree in Spanish & French, a CTEFLA and 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 Differences 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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