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“Enabling international school teachers to gain the recognition they deserve.”

 
We are excited to launch a new and innovative teaching accreditation programme, designed especially for people employed at international schools seeking recognition for their teaching abilities.
 
Following the British Teaching Standards, The International Teacher Competency Certificate (ITCC), is endorsed by Penta International, accredited school inspectors by the British Government.
 
Operated by Horus Education Limited, the ITCC is carried out through a single face to face lesson observation enabling the Accredited Assessor to verify your outstanding classroom practice.
 
It is the new, affordable gateway to benchmarking quality teaching. Currently only available within Egypt, the ITCC is here to take you to the next level as a highly qualified international teacher, giving individual teachers professional satisfaction and a competitive advantage in today’s job market.
 
For international schools, what better way to attract parents than being able to demonstrate the quality of teaching within your school by enabling groups of teachers to obtain the ITCC? A discount is available for purchasing the programme for groups of ten teachers.
 

 

Stand out from the rest in 3 easy steps - sign up below!

Step 1 - Pay

For individual teachers – 350 GBP

(with a 1,000 EGP refund for those teachers working in Cairo)

For international school bookings, please contact us on itcc@cairoedcucation.com for full details & payment.

Step 2 - Submit your details

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Step 3 - Download your lesson plan

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Once we have received payment and your details, we will be in touch to confirm the date & time of your observed lesson.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The International Teaching Competency Certificate is a new and innovative teaching accreditation programme, designed especially for people employed at international schools seeking recognition for their teaching abilities. Following the British Teaching Standards, The International Teacher Competency Certificate, ITCC, is endorsed by Penta International, accredited school inspectors by the British Government. Operated by Horus Education Limited, the ITCC is carried out through a single face to face lesson observation enabling the Accredited Assessor to verify your outstanding classroom practice. It is the new, affordable gateway to benchmarking quality teaching. Currently only available within Egypt, the ITCC is here to take you to the next level as a highly qualified international teacher, giving you the competitive advantage in today’s job market.

It is designed for any teacher or experienced teaching assistant currently working at an international school in Egypt.

Individual teachers will benefit from obtaining a certificate from Penta International - a globally recognised & accredited educational company. This enhances their personal sense of satisfaction and also helps separate them from the rest when it comes to seeking a new job.

International Schools can purchase batches of TEN lesson observations at a discounted rate. What better way to attract parents than being to actually demonstrate the quality of teachers in your school via enabling them to obtain the ITCC?

No, it is available for teachers at ANY international school regardless of curriculum as long as the medium of instruction is English (with the exception of Language Teachers).

The ITCC is endorsed by Penta International who are one of the leading independent providers of training, consultancy and inspection services in the United Kingdom and overseas. Founded in 1996, they specialise in inspecting schools overseas, including British Schools Overseas. Penta International is licensed by the British Government.

The essential criteria are as follows:

Demonstrates appropriate curriculum knowledge
Manages class effectively
High expectations of behaviour using praise, sanctions & rewards consistently and fairly
Sets & communicates appropriate lesson objectives
Ensured that the students’ learning met the lesson objectives
Planned the lesson in detail.

The desirable criteria are as follows:

Demonstrates positive attitudes, values & behaviour at all times
Differentiation by task, questioning, pace and/or outcomes.
Is aware of students’ capabilities & their prior knowledge
Appropriate formative & summative assessment
Appropriate written marking & feedback
Promotes high standards of literacy
Promotes the correct use of the English language
Lesson content interesting & relevant
Rules & routines established
Maintains good relationship with pupils
Effective use of lesson time
Speaks in a manner which is understood by the pupils.

A candidate will pass if : ALL of the essential criteria are demonstrated AND At least 8 of the desirable criteria are demonstrated.

Please follow the link to sign up- www.penta.co.uk/itcc or https://www.facebook.com/internationalteachingcompetencycertificate/

Please complete the lesson plan and email it to itcc@cairoeducation.com at least 72 hours PRIOR to the observed lesson.

At the end of the observed lesson, the assessor will spend 15 - 30 minutes giving 1-2-1 feedback and will advise the teacher if they have PASSED or NOT YET PASSED. If the candidate has passed, then their certificate including the three biggest strengths of the lesson will be emailed to them within one week. If the candidate has yet to pass, then the assessor will email them with the reasons they did not pass, strategies to help them improve and the next date when they can book another observation.

All of the Accredited Assessors are highly experienced senior leaders in international education and/or qualified School Inspectors each having completed up-to-date safeguarding training.

For individual teachers – 350 GBP
(with a 1,000 EGP refund for those teachers working in Cairo)
For schools in Cairo – 2,000 GBP (For 10 teachers)
for schools outside Cairo – 2,500 GBP (For 10 teachers)

A candidate who has yet to pass can book an additional observation three months after the original assessment and there is a 25% discount.

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IMPORTANT: For individual teachers, please ensure that you have sought permission from your Head of School for the Accredited Assessor to enter the school to observe your lesson. No refunds can be given if the Accredited Assessor is refused entry.

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