Teachers to hold appropriate award
4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person may teach in a further education institution unless that person holds a Preparing to Teach Award or its equivalent.
(2) A person who does not hold an award referred to in paragraph (1) may be employed in a teaching role for a period not exceeding 1 year, commencing on the date that person takes up such a post for the first time, on condition that that person is provided throughout that period with professional support by a qualified person.
(3) In paragraph (2)—
“professional support” means support which includes mentoring and direction in the processes and practice of teaching, including lesson planning and course development; and
“qualified person” means a person who satisfies the qualifications requirements in the 2001 Regulations or in these Regulations or is exempt from such requirements under either set of Regulations.