QuEST Direct Professional Services was set up by Sarah Rogers, in May 2014, to further the work done in primary schools by its sister company Early Years Educational Services (EYES). QuEST was started to meet the continuing need for high quality professional development for primary schools and to work in partnership with educational professionals, Government organisations and educational suppliers to offer interesting, relevant and best practice courses to support primary school professionals.
EYES, set up in 2008, has been incredibly successful in supporting early years departments in schools, building up relationships with school communities to offer bespoke support that really meets their ongoing needs. It was very pleasing to be asked, by many schools, to extend this successful support further up the primary age range.
What we do
QuEST offers CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools for learners who are new to this field, and CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools for learners who have experience as a teaching assistant and want to gain a UK qualification. QuEST also offers short courses on many subject areas. We hold morning and afternoon courses in our Tameem House teaching rooms, offer weekend educational conferences giving staff the chance to network while enjoying a choice of courses and work in partnership with individual schools delivering a series of training courses to suit their needs. We enjoy travelling to schools all over the UAE to deliver bespoke courses, and travel internationally with our tutors delivering courses in many countries including Oman, India, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Nigeria and Lebanon.
Who we are
We are a team of highly skilled and qualified educational professionals with years of experience in the Primary and Early Years fields. With team members who have worked all over the globe, including the UK and here in the UAE, training with us ensures for knowledgeable, supportive and enjoyable learning.
Who we work with
QuEST works with school leadership as their school improvement partner, promoting ongoing changes to meet quality improvement needs with clear vision, tools, incentives, action plans and resources to support successful, effective change.
What makes us different/Why choose us?
We deliver UK accredited qualifications working with our UK Awarding Body, Council for Award in Childcare, Health and Education (CACHE), to offer qualifications for Teaching Assistants, and with Highfield International to offer First Aid courses, to ensure recognized courses of the highest international standards.
Partnership working and sharing best practice is important to us. We work with Government organisations, such as KHDA, to keep abreast of the ever-changing educational field in the UAE. QuEST works with many educational suppliers to provide schools with high quality educational products and services that enhance the learning environments and experiences that they can offer. We are proud of our partnerships and work closely to provide the best options for schools. QuEST are accredited by Oxford University Press (OUP) as Numicon and Floppy Phonics trainers. We also provide training in partnership with Scholastic, Gratnells and EduTech.
What others say
“Wonderful course CACHE Level 2 to start going back to work in a completely different field. Staff supportive and students very friendly. My lecturer Heather went one step further to help me out when I had the devastating news that I will be moving from Dubai to Doha with only one term left to qualify! With Heather and QuEST’s support they agreed to email the presentation from lessons and Heather flew out to do my assessment in Doha. Without their tremendous support and belief in my abilities I won’t have been able to complete it. I successfully completed it and gained employment whilst studying!”
Mina Glock Level 2 STL
“I really enjoyed completing the Cache Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning course with QuEST. The course was relevant and up to date and built on the knowledge I had gained from the Cache Level 2. Taught by knowledgeable staff who have worked within education themselves, the course was taught in a manner that was relevant and could easily be applied to real life situations in the classroom. Having the opportunity to meet with fellow teaching staff allowed us to share best practice and keep up to date with what was happening in our respective fields. I would highly recommend this course for a Teaching Assistant who is looking to further their knowledge and gain a UK qualification.”
Michelle Jalaei Level 3 STL