Incase they cant offer me a place, another route I was going to try was the PTLLS, CTLLS and possibly the DTLLS course
The PTLLS is 10 weeks, CTLLS 20 weeks and 2 years for DTLLS
I want to do these at Wolverhampton College as it’s close to where I live
Award in Preparing to Teach in LLS L4 - (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector PTLLS.)
This is a mandatory award that provides an introduction for those new to teaching and training. It is designed as a qualification which will equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with a 'threshold licence to teach' in the Lifelong Learning Sector. It is therefore aimed at those who:
- Want or require an introduction to delivering training/tutoring/teaching in further and adult education.
- Are seeking career progression in their area of work.
- May not be currently teaching.
Student’s need to:
- Be fully qualified in the subject they wish to teach.
- Be in possession of basic literacy and numeracy skills.
In order to meet this requirement it will be expected that students have a level of understanding and skills equivalent to Key Skills Level 2/GCSE (Grade C or above). Students will be subject to an initial assessment procedure prior to enrolment to ensure this is the case regardless of what qualifications they possess.
There is no teaching practice requirement for this course.
This Level 4 Award comprises of 5 sections, detailed as follows:
- Section 1: Understand own role responsibilities and boundaries of role in relation to teaching.
- Section 2: Understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches in the specialist area.
- Section 3: Demonstrate session planning skills.
- Section 4: Understand how to deliver inclusive sessions, which motivate learners.
- Section 5: Understand the use of different assessment methods and the need for record keeping.
Assessment is by two mandatory assignments, one assignment is concerned with theory and one with practice. Each assignment involves a series of tasks that cover all 5 sections of the Award.
The practice assignment will also involve the delivery of a micro teaching session to the peer group. It would be expected all submitted work is word-processed. All assignment work is marked by the tutor on a pass/refer basis and is subject to moderation.
The award offers a progression route into other initial teacher training programmes that are concerned with the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Those seeing themselves as having an Associate Teacher Role (i.e. having limited teaching responsibilities teaching one level/subject/type of learner, teaching short courses etc.) can progress onto the Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS).
Those who see themselves as having a Full Time Teacher Role (i.e.. teaching across a range of levels/subjects/learning groups, teaching across a range of programmes etc.) will need to consider direct entry onto the Certificate of Education/PGCE, which incorporates the criteria of Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
Nearly have all the requirements
Need to pass maths
Don’t have to move away
Just 2 assignments
Progression onto CTLLS
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Certificate In Teaching In The LLS L3 - (C&G 7304 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS))
This qualification is designed to enable candidates to:
- Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of teaching.
- Reflect on their own previous/current levels of experience, practice and skills and areas for development.
- Identify principles of learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation.
- Develop communication and inter-personal skills.
- Develop an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities.
The qualification is suitable for those who work or want to work as:
- Teachers in the Lifelong Learning Sector provided they are qualified/experienced in the subject they teach.
- Technicians and support staff in further and adult education.
- Training personnel in commerce, industry, the public sector, the uniformed services or HM Forces.
Students will need to:
- Be fully qualified in the subject they wish to teach.
- Be in possession of the necessary literacy and numeracy skills.
- Have arranged the necessary 30 hours of teaching practice.
- Have successfully completed the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS).
- Be fulfilling the Associate Teacher role.
This is a minimum of 24-credit qualification consisting of 3 mandatory units (total 18 units) and optional unit to the minimum value of 6 credits.
The 3 mandatory units are:
- Planning to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. This mandatory unit is carried forward from the Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, which forms a necessary prerequisite to this qualification.
- Planning and enabling learning.
- Principles and practice of assessment.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit within the qualification will be assessed by two City & Guilds assignments. One assignment is concerned with theory and one with practice. Each involves meeting a series of requirements as specified by the Guilds, including the observation of at least 3 hours of teaching practice delivery.
Each assignment is graded on a pass or refer basis.
All assignment work needs to be word-processed.
What can I do next?
The award offers progression onto other training and development programmes
The requirements I need ill get when I graduate uni and finish PTLLS
Need to get a placement
Before can get onto DTLLS I need to be working in Teaching sector according to Wolverhampton University the main provider for the course ran at the college
As of April (according to careers Advisor) they will employ DTLLS in secondary so ill have a wider range of jobs available to me